Abraham Lincoln: A Hero

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Heroes are great role models for everyone because of their superior traits. These individuals greatly influence others by doing extraordinary deeds. They are also well respected and honorable characters. A heroic person makes differences in people’s lives, for the better. One extraordinary hero many people admire is Abraham Lincoln for showing great leadership.
This hero was courageous and persevered during difficult times. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a small log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky. He had a father named Thomas and a mother named Nancy. He also had an older sister named Sarah and a younger brother named Thomas, who died in infancy. While growing up he received a formal education. Although there
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One article stated that, “In 1834 Abraham Lincoln began his political career and was elected to the Illinois state legislature as a member of the Whig Party” ( From 1847 to 1849 he served a single term in the U.S House of Representatives. Then in 1856 after practicing law for a period of years after his single term in the House of Representatives he joined the Republican Party. In 1860 Lincoln was nominated for presidency mostly due to his, “moderate views on slavery, his support for improving the national infrastructure, and the protective tariff” ( On November 6, 1860 he was elected the 16th president of the United States. Then on January 1, 1863, Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that all individuals who were held slaves would be free. He led the Union to victory during the Civil war, but shortly after he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and died on April 14, 1865. Some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches include the Gettysburg address along with his Emancipation Proclamation, both speaking of slavery and freedom. Abraham Lincoln’s accomplishments in politics are extraordinary, starting from being a self taught lawyer to the President of the United
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