Abraham Lincoln

An HMS American Cultures collaborative production

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and died April 15, 1865 in Hardin County, Kentucky . He was a son of Nancy Hanks Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln. Lincoln grew up in a small log cabin and went to school in a one room log cabin school. He later moved closer to the Ohio River named Knob Creek. Then he continues to go to school in Knob Creek and then goes on to pursue a political career. Then he continued to go to school in Knob Creek and then went on to pursue a political career. His family then moves to Illinois, where he became a lawyer. There he married his sweat heart Mary Todd. In his life he had many failures, but never gave up. Some of those failures are: ran for State Legislator and lost, ran for it again and won; ran for Congress and lost, ran again he won; he ran for U.S. Senate and lost and ran again, and lost again. He briefly retired from politics after criticizing President Polk's handling of the Mexican War. But he ran for President in 1860 and was elected the 16th President of the U.S. Also after the war of Antietam he made the Emancipation Proclamation which would free all slaves in states under the control of the confederates. Many historians and Americans believe that he later became one of the best Presidents the US ever had. His view on America was very different than the South, believing in a free country with no slaves. He later went into the Civil War and became victorious over the south. In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln is an American legend and one of the best Presidents the United States of America ever had. Abraham Lincoln was later assassinated by John Wilkes Booth 5 days after the surrender of General Lee. THis was devastating to the north, as they had lost their leader. But they pulled through and befriended the South again.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Image Sources:

Abraham Lincoln. Digital image. Wikipedia. Web. 12 May 2010. [[<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_lincoln>]].

"Pictures of Abraham Lincoln." The Civil War. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/slavery/abraham-lincoln/abraham-lincoln-pictures.htm>.

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"Hardin County, Kentucky." Wikipedia. 30 May 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardin_County,_Kentucky>.