Abraham Lincoln is often hailed as the greatest president of all times, he was a strong leader during one of the worst crisis in American history. Abraham Lincoln never liked to talk much about his early life. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky in a log cabin with one window, one door, a chimney, and a hard packed dirty floor. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln; they named Abraham after his pioneer grandfather who was shot dead by hostile Indians in 1786, while planting a field of corn in the Kentucky wilderness. His family moved to southern Indiana in 1816. Lincoln’s formal schooling was limited to three brief periods in local schools, as he had to work constantly to support his family. In 1830, his family moved to Macon County in southern Illinois’, and Lincoln got a job working on a river flatboat hauling freight down the Mississippi river to New Orleans. After setting in the town of New Salem, Illinois, where he worked as a shopkeeper and a postmaster, Lincoln became involved in local politics as a supporter of the Whig party, winning election to the Illinois state legislature in 1834, like his Whig heroes Henry clay and Daniel Webster, Lincoln opposed the spread of slavery to territories and had a grand vision of the expanding united states, with a focus on commerce and cities rather than agriculture. Lincoln taught himself law, passing the bar examination in 1836. The following year he moved to the newly names state capital of Springfield. For the next
January 23, 2012
Historical Research Essay:
Abraham Lincoln- Emancipation Proclamation
As the glowing sun set over the bloody fields of Antietam, the Civil War became a different War. Five days after the battle at Antietam was won, armed with pen and paper, Abraham Lincoln changed the war when he issued, one of the most important and controversial documents in America history, the Emancipation Proclamation. Congress and the northern states were urging…
Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success. On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the sixteenth president of the United States. The outcome of the election directly led to the secession of seven states and ultimately, the Civil War. During his presidency he dealt with the cohesiveness of the Union and slavery.
As a political leader, Lincoln's views about slavery changed as he had to worry…
Many people have made conversation over Lincoln’s death disputing on if Booth and his followers had plotted to commit the horrendous crime or if Booth acted alone. Many historians believe that Booth was not alone however, due to the notes that were found on his dead body and just the plain hate of the remaining confederate sympathizers that assisted Booth throughout his entire plan. I personally believe…
Abraham Lincoln and his impact
There are seven known world wonders, but America has sculpted itself into the eighth
wonder of the world. America has been the symbol of prosperity and hope to people all over the
world. Even though America has endured many leaders, wars, and many trials and tribulations, it
rose to the challenge. During the creation of America and its upbringing to become a great
nation, many important figures paved the way to make it all possible. One man stands out before…
Abraham Lincoln was born dirt-poor in 1809 in Kentucky. Abraham grew up on the farm with his family on the frontier of Kentucky and Indiana. He began to help his father with the farm work as soon as he was old enough. Because of all his farm work he only attended school for less than a year, but taught himself to read and write. Lincoln was able to self educate himself with his hard working and determined attitude, also he developed a love for books. Growing up he tried many different…
The movie Lincoln is an American historic film, made in 2012, that covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life in politics. It shines a light on the Presidents effort to have the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. This movie was highly relatable to what we have been learning and class. The movie contains instructional value, not only in history, but also in general politics. It shows the art of presidency along with the…
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. He presided during the Civil War, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, initiated Reconstruction, and was assassinated shortly after beginning his second term as president.
Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. In 1830, Lincoln’s family moved to Mason County, Illinois where he got a job as working on a river flatboat moving freight down the Mississippi river to New Orleans. He also worked…
By Michael McTaggart
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on Feb 12, 1809, to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Abraham had an older sister named Sarah and a younger brother named Thomas, who died when he was an infant. Due to a land dispute, the Lincolns were forced to move from Kentucky to Indiana in 1817. When Abraham was 9 years old his mother died at the age of 34. A few months after his Mom’s death, his Dad married Sarah Bush Johnston. Though both his parents were unable to read…
Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809, in Kentucky, but moved to Indiana with his family when he was eight. His mother died when he was ten and both of his parents came from undistinguished families. He did not grow up with a proper education, but he was able to read and write. He married Mary Todd in 1842 and had four children, but only one of them lived to maturity.
In 1858, he ran against Stephen Douglas for the position of Senator. Lincoln did not win but he gained a reputation…
Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12,1802. Lincoln didn't go to school much. A lot of his knowledge came from reading books and experiencing things in real life, but he did attend some schools. Lincoln married Mary Todd, they were not happy and they had always argued. Mary would throw things and yell as Lincoln would walk out on her to let things settle down. They were married for 22 years as all of this was going on. Lincoln and Mary had 4 kids named Robert Todd Lincoln…