Lincoln Biography

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Sean King

American History WEB

11 July

Prof. Robbins


Abraham Lincoln is one of the most well-known Americans and American Heroes of all time. He had a huge impact on our still young nation but also a charisma that drew people to him more than any other president. His story is great as he came from small time humble beginnings to become the President of the United States. However Lincoln's unfortunate and tragic assassination had him leaving us as he had so much to finish for our nation. Lincoln was the savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves but also his wonderful personality left a legacy that still today is remembered and honored. The pride he had in democracy and keeping the Union together showed how important to him self-government was.

Justin Ewers of U.S News and World Report really conveyed Lincoln's childhood best when he said, "[Lincoln] was an up-by-his-bootstraps man of the frontier.

Born in a log cabin, he taught himself to read and hacked his way out of the Kentucky backwoods into the national spotlight." (Ewers) This was a pretty vague but accurate depiction of how Lincolns childhood was. He was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. His father was a pioneer and made them a decent living until they were forced to move to Perry County, Indiana over a land dispute. So his parents and his sister squatted on land farming a small plot and hunting to survive. At the age of 9 years old Abraham lost his mother to tremetol a milk illness and the death of his mother was very devastating to him. Lincoln and his father began to grow apart and Lincoln began to hate him for the way he had...