Abraham Lincoln

by Sarah from Overland Park

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln had two siblings, an older sister, named Sarah, and a younger brother, named Thomas, who died in infancy. Nancy Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's mother, died from milk sickness, so he had to grow up without her. A year after meeting Mary Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's future wife, in Springfield proposed to her. They spilt up because of her father, and met by mistake in the town one day where they, again, said to become married. They had four children, but only one lived long enough to become and adult, his name was Robert Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln served one term in the House of Representatives, he joined the Republican Party soon after. During the Black Hawk War, many people wanted Abraham Lincoln to become the captain for them. Since his mother died, and he didn't have a job, Abraham Lincoln had to live off of manual labor. He eventually ran for president, for which Abraham Lincoln won greatly against the other people.

During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln took two million dollars out of the treasury, for war material, without permission from the Congress. Abraham Lincoln also took a stand in abolishing slavery, and also created a National Banking System. Abraham Lincoln really changed the world, not only with becoming president but he was also just a very kind person. He worked hard to abolish slavery, and to live on his own. He was different from the other people, he really cared about his country, and he worked hard to keep it going.

One night, Abraham Lincoln had a dream that he had lain dying in The White House. The week after this dream, he went to The Fords Theatre where he was shot. Abraham Lincoln was then taken to the Peterson House, where he lay in a coma for nine hours only to die the next morning. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. He was the first president to be assassinated.

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Last edited 8/30/2012 12:00:00 AM

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