The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

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Leadership and Legacy: Background Research Paper
Abraham Lincoln
By:Audrey Knight Introduction Great leader and main topic Abraham Lincoln lived in the 1800’s where he accomplished many things in his 54 years of life. He lived in the U.S. through several major events in history and left a legacy that will never be forgotten. As the 16th president of the United States he brought about the emancipation of slavery, preserved the Union during the Civil War, and served the people. His heroic leadership was the reason for his lasting legacy. Early life of Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 was the day Lincoln took his first breath. He lived the first years of his life inside a single room log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents were Nancy Hanks Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln. He had two biological siblings: Sarah, his older sister, and Thomas, his younger brother, who tragically died in infancy. His family moved to Perry County Indiana in 1817. Abraham’s mother died when he was only nine, which affected him greatly. His father remarried to Sarah Bush Johnson, a widow who had three children of her own. Sarah and Abraham bonded quickly as she encouraged him to read as much as he could. He fell in love with reading because of his interest in acquiring knowledge. He only attended a proper school for about 18 months so he could get a formal education. Lincoln’s family moved once again to Macon County, Illinois, in March, 1830, and then again to Coles County shortly

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