Abraham Lincoln's Path to Achieving Success

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Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, and led America through one of the biggest struggles our country has ever faced. Coming from a humble upbringing he didn’t quite have everything on a silver platter. That however did not stop him from achieving success. He took his gifts and talents given from God and made the best of them changing our life now, and for years to come.
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in a one room log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His Father was a carpenter and a farmer who moved the Lincolns to Indiana when Abe was only seven. At the age of nine his mother died from drinking bad milk from a cow. Abraham`s Father remarried to a women who had gotten along with Abe wello. Abraham`s stepmother had introduced him to education, and also to books. When he wasn’t working on his Fathers farmhouse then he was constantly reading. At the age of 21 his family moved again to Illinois. Not long after that he set off again on his own at the age of 22.
As a grown man he stood tall at 6’4’’ in the town of New Salem, Illinois. He developed a good reputation as he could split rails and chop big trees. At first he worked as a clerk in the grocery store, having only one local grocery store he got to know the people well. Soon he decided to run for the Legislature, and after many failed attempts he became a lawyer and was very successful. He later volunteered in the Black Hawk War, and while deployed he was very

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