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What Is Lincoln's True Career

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It was in the early 1830s that Lincoln got the itch to run for public office. Initially, he ran for and failed to obtain a seat in the Illinois state legislature. Undeterred, Lincoln became the Post Master of New Salem and decided to run for the State Assembly again in 1834. Lincoln ran as a Whig, the precursor to the Republican Party, and was elected to the Illinois State Assembly. Lincoln would stay in the Illinois House for four terms and would use his burgeoning popularity to start his true
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