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 thpresident of America . He had led the American CivilWar and made the slaves in the South free . In thisway all the states were united together as a wholecountry. Lincoln was president. He was very kind tohis people. When he died, people all over the countryfelt very sad. They lost their respectable president.It was really a great loss to them.
林肯总统看来老了，脸上满是忧急之纹。一天晚上，林肯夫人想让总统高兴一些，就让他带自己去看戏。林肯总统和夫人在一 个包厢里入座。演出进行到一半， 有人开枪了。总统遇刺。一位叫约翰· 威尔克斯· 布思 的演员射中了总统先生。布思行为古怪，有点疯疯癫癫，对内战非常失望。
全国南方的和北方的人民都被这个噩耗震惊了！美国人民失去了他们伟大的领袖。护送林肯总统灵柩回他家乡斯普林菲尔德的列车裹成了黑色。在各个大城小镇的铁路边上，人群伫立着；在孤寂的乡村路边，一些人彻夜等候目送火车开过，许多人都哭了。火车缓缓而行，汽笛的哀鸣声在那片大草原上回荡，那儿是青年亚比· 林肯曾经生活 过的地方。亚伯拉罕· 林肯葬在伊利诺斯州的斯普林菲尔德。在那里，他曾与家人度过了 最幸福的时光。