The Life Of Abraham Lincoln

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Valenzuela 1 Issac Valenzuela Mrs. Barr 7th Grade Literature May 24, 2016 The Life of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born and raised in a log cabin. He was born on February 12, 1809. His mother was a great Christian. She often told them stories from the Bible. One day, Lincoln’s mother died of poisoned milk when he was only nine. Abraham Lincoln was one of the tallest presidents in our history. He was six feet, four inches tall. When he was elected president, he started the Civil War not only to free slaves, but so that they had rights to vote and many other things. Lincoln had a few nicknames. One very familiar one is “Honest Abe”. He had this name when he was a young lawyer and politician. In many of his writings, he displayed that honesty. Abraham had one great weapon during the Civil War; the railway system. Lincoln owned 24,000 miles of railroads, while the south only owned 9,000. Lincoln ordered one train to travel 1,200 miles, one day, to the south. The train had soldiers and supplies on it to provide help to other Union soldiers in the south. By land, it would take two months. By railways, it took only seven days. Lincoln saw this, so he took advantage of it and used railways instead of having soldiers march thousands of miles. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. As president, he issued a document called the Emancipation Proclamation. This stated that in September, all

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