Adult Roles & Responsibility
6, November 2015
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the 16th president of the United States. He was well known as a hero for abolishing slavery in the United States during the civil war (1861-1865). Abraham was born and lived in an old log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky with his father (Thomas Lincoln), and his mother (Nancy Lincoln). Abe's father was a pioneer who was well respected by the community. Abraham had two siblings who died in their infancy, their names were Thomas and Sarah.
After that they moved to Perry County, Indiana in the year of 1817, about when Abe was a 9-year-old boy, his mother died of a milk sickness called trementol, his mother was 34 years old when she died. Months later, his dad married Sarah Bush …show more content…
When he was about 22 years old he went his own way and made a living off of manual labor. He was very skilled with an ax and was very good with splitting wood and rail fencing. Later on as he went up in labor, he became a shopkeeper, postmaster, and even a general store owner. He became popular to the people of the state of Illinois.
When the black hawk war broke out, Abe was elected to become a captain. He's never seen combat at this time (1832). Two years later, he was elected to become an Illinois state legislature also a member of the Whig Party. Later on Abraham became a lawyer he read William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England". Then Lincoln fell in love with a woman named Annie Rutledge, but before they got engaged, she died of typhoid fever. People have long thought Lincoln felt very depressed.
Abe served 1 term in the House of Representatives from 1847-1849, it was brief, but unremarkable. He supported Zachary Taylor for president in 1848 while speaking out against the Mexican-American War. This protest made him unpopular back home and decided to not run a second