The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

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Synopsis Regarded as one of the United States of America greatest heroes, Abraham Lincoln is famous for his unique appeal and incredible impact on the nation. He was the United States 16th president. His story is an astounding one rising from a humble background to become the most powerful man the land. However, at the time when his country needed him most, a tragic and sudden death strikes him. He is assassinated. He left a legacy that endured due to his unique humane personality as a leader of the union and a liberator of the slaves. His insistence of how important the union was and his respect and adherence to democracy were some of his ideals of self-governance that all nations around the world strive to achieve. Childhood Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. He had other siblings, an older sister Sarah and a younger brother Thomas. However, they all died at infancy. His father Thomas was a powerful and determined frontiersman who was well respected in the community and therefore found a moderate level of prosperity. In 1817, due to a land dispute, the family relocated to Perry County, Indiana where they lived as squatters on public land as they strived to pick up pieces together. Tragedy struck again when Abraham’s mother, Nancy died when he was just 9 years old. The death of his mother was so hard on him and he grew more alienated from his father and quietly hated the hard work put on him at an early

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