The Life Of Abraham Lincoln

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative, U.S. President, and lawyer is regarded as one of America’s most successful presidents due to his incredible impact on the nation, and his views on slavery and civil rights. Abraham Lincoln, also referred to by Honest Abe, had one of the hardest jobs a president can have and that is being a war-time leader. Despite the odds, Lincoln persevered through his rough childhood and found his way into politics and later became one of America’s greatest and most respected presidents, because of all the countless sacrifices he made for our country. February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born into a life of poverty to parents Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Abraham was born and grew up in Hardin County, Kentucky, Abraham had two other siblings: Sarah his older sister and a little brother who died in Infancy (Biography 1). Due to a land dispute, the family had to relocate to Perry county, Indiana in 1817, once there the family “squatted” on public land, doing what they could to earn money and survive until they could eventually buy the land (Biography 1). About a year later on October 5, 1818, Abraham’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, died of milk sickness (Abraham 1). Within the next six months, Thomas Lincoln married Sarah Bush Johnston, a Kentucky widow with three children of her own (Biography 2). Sarah took in the Lincoln’s children like they were her own and though she and Thomas were

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