The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

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Spencer Hyde
Mrs. Salas
English 8
4 December, 2015
Abraham Lincoln Research Paper Rough Draft One of the most revered men in US history was Abraham Lincoln. Everything he did throughout his life helped shape our country. He tirelessly worked to purge the country of slavery. He showed the country the importance of remembering those that died for our freedom. He never thought about himself, he always thought of others. Abraham Lincoln helped change America forever. When you look at Abraham Lincolns childhood you would never expect him to grow up and become one of the most iconic figures in history. He started from humble beginnings. He was born the 12th of February in the year of 1809 to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. He was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky. When Abraham Lincoln was young his family had to move because of a land dispute. They moved to Perry County, Indiana. When they got there “the Lincoln family “Squatted” on public land to scrap out a living in a crude shelter.”( 1) When Lincoln was nine his mother died of tremetol (milk sickness) at age 34. “After his mother’s death, Lincoln grew apart from his father. He hated that his father made him work so hard at a young age.”( 2) “Later Abraham Lincolns father married another woman, Sarah Bush Johnston. His new mother, Sarah, encouraged him to read.”( 2) During the time that he was growing into manhood is when he received his formal education. He only got an estimated

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