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The Civil War2 lasted four years. It ended in 1865 .President Lincoln signed the order that made theslaves in the South free . Soon there would be nomore slavery in America.
All the states were united again. The Union wassaved. But the damages of war had to be mended.The country must be led back to peace.
President Lincoln looked old. His face was lined3 with worry.
One evening Mrs. Lincoln wanted to cheer up4 the President. She asked him to take her to thetheater. The President and Mrs. Lincoln sat in a box5. Halfway through the play a shot wasfired. President Lincoln was killed. An actor named John Wilkes Booth had shot the President.Booth was a queer, half crazy person, who had been upset by the war.
People all over the country, North and South, were shocked by the terrible news. The wholecountry had lost its great leader.
The train that carried President Lincoln back home to Springfield was draped6 in black. Crowdsof people stood by the railroad tracks in every city and town. Some waited all night onlonesome country roads to see the train go by. Many of the people wept.
The train moved slowly. Its mournful whistle blew across the prairie where young Abe Lincolnhad lived. Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois, where he lived the happiest yearswith his family.
In Washington , D. C., the Lincoln Memorial7 helps Americans remember their great President.There is a beautiful statue to Lincoln . His face looks down on the thousands of people whocome there. It makes each one feel the deep kindness and understanding that Abraham Lincolnshowed to all people while he lived.
Ⅰ. Multiple choices: choose the correct meaning of the underlined words:
His face is lined with worry.
A. telephone connection
B. long narrow mark, either straight or curved
D. rope , thread
Ⅱ. According to the passage , which statement is false?
A. The Civil War began in 1861. B. President Lincoln made the slaves in the South free after thewar. C. The Lincoln Memorial was built to remember the great President Abraham Lincoln. D.After Civil War all the states turned to be one state. Ⅲ.
In this passage, it mainly tells about the death of Lincoln. But it also gives us some informationof the great deeds he had done . Try to say something about Lincoln.
Ⅲ. Abraham Lincoln was the 16 th presidentof America . He had led the American Civil War andmade the slaves in the South free . In this way all thestates were united together as a whole country.Lincoln was president. He was very kind to hispeople. When he died, people all over the country feltvery sad. They lost their respectable president. Itwas really a great loss to them.