Abraham Lincoln: 16th President Or Honest Abe

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Many of us know Abraham Lincoln as the 16th president or Honest Abe. But a lot of us don’t know his story of how he got to become famous. One thing he was told as a child was to always be nice. When he was four he have a Soldier his fish he caught after a long day of fishing (Ostendorf 14). Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809 (Nicolay 4). When he was seven years old his mother died. (Nicolay 14). His education was never the best. Most people would said he education was very little in school (“Abraham Lincoln”). When he was at school one day he got dare to touch the mounded buck above the door. When he did so he hung on the antlers and broke the them. His honesty didn't get him in trouble. From that day on he was called “Honest Abe” (Ostendorf …show more content…

6, 1860 with no southern states support (“Abraham Lincoln”). He became the 16th president ( Staff). Civil War was caused by Lincoln’s election and slavery (“Abraham Lincoln”). “Inauguration was on March 4th 1861, seven states had seceded the union” ( Staff). “Lincoln’s first Inauguration message travels from coast to coast” (Ostendorf 110). “Throughout the war Lincoln struggled to find dupable generals for his armies. As commander-in-chief, he legally held the highest rank in the US armed forces, and he diligently exercised his authority throughout strategic planning, weapons testing, and the promotion and demotion of officers” (“Abraham Lincoln”). “He did not issue his famous Emancipation Proclamation until January 1, 1863 after the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam” (“Abraham Lincoln”). “In 1864, Lincoln ran again for President. After years of war, he feared he would not win” (“Abraham Lincoln”). In 1864 he won election again ( Staff). “In his second inauguration speech, March 4, 1865, he set the tone he intended to take when the war finally ended. His one goal, he said, was “lasting peace among ourselves” he called for “malice towards none” and “Charity for all” the war ended only a moth later (“Abraham …show more content…

(Nicolay 30). “Meet his wife 1840 when she was 20 and he was 31 ( Staff). He broke off engagement 1841. Got back together in fall of 1841 ( Staff). Nov. 4, 1842 he got married. A year later in Aug. 4, 1843 his son Robert Todd was born. In Mar 10, 1846 Edward Baker was born. Dec. 21, 1850 William Wallace was born. Apr. 4, 1853 Thomas was born. “Edward died as a baby, William in the white house Feb. 20, 1862, Thomas in Chicago July 15, 1871, Mary in Springfield July, 16 1882” (Nicolay 80). “Lincoln also created the Department of Agriculture and formally instituted the Thanksgiving holiday” (“Abraham Lincoln”). Some of his famous were “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). “I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). “I can make more generals, but horses cost money” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). “Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it” (“Abraham Lincoln Facts”). When he was 17 years

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