How Is Abraham Lincoln Racist

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Abraham Lincoln had a lot of good friends and family growing up in life. He took strong pride in what he believed in and didn’t let anyone stop him from believing. In this research paper I will be arguing that Abraham Lincoln was not racist, because he used the emancipation proclamation for a tool in the war not to be racist.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in a one-room that dirt floors. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky which was in Hardin County which is now known as LaRue County. He stood at six foot four inches tall. Growing up Lincoln would face some challenges that he would overcome as he got older. He faced two deaths at a young age one which was his mother who dies when Lincoln was only nine years
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This was also Abraham Lincoln’s attorney. Another good friend of his was J. Rowan Herndon. He Also was really close with his wife Mary.
Lincoln did a lot of things in his life that made him successful. He was not just the 16th president that enhanced the Emancipation Proclamation. Before Lincoln became president he was had dreams of working and also had some jobs. Later on down the road Lincoln became a lawyer. Lawyers in today’s world go to law school to become lawyers, but like most lawyers in Lincoln's day he did not attend law school. It was customary to study under established lawyers, but he lived in a rural village so he just taught himself. In 1834 a Springfield attorney by the name of John T. Stuart encouraged Lincoln to study the law and lent him the necessary books. Lincoln is strongly recognized for his presidency that his long career as a lawyer has gained so little attention.
When Abraham Lincoln was 23, with little education and no real qualifications, he ran for his first Illinois political office. He failed in the campaign for the state legislature, but two years later gained a seat as a member of the Whig party. In 1856 Lincoln joined a newly formed republican party. Two year after joining the republican party Lincoln ran for the United States senate, making a name for himself in those famous debates. In 1834 he wins election for the first term in house of
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