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Abraham Lincoln

by Lindsay from Horicon

There are many heroes is this world, with many characteristics. My hero is Abraham Lincoln. He had many characteristics. Some of them were; bravery, leadership, and intelligence. Abraham Lincoln was very brave, he abolished slavery. He had leadership to lead the way to stop slavery. He had a very good idea of what he wanted to do as president which showed his intelligence.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 near Hodgenville, Tennessee. He had a older sister named Sarah. She died when she was just a child. His father’s name was Thomas and his mother’s name was Nancy. His mother Nancy got sick with milk poisoning. She died two months later. Months later, Thomas moved the children to Indiana. He shortly found a woman named Sarah Bush Johnston. Thomas liked her a lot. So he married her. She had two girls and one boy of her own. As Abraham Lincoln got older, his step mother made him read and write. He eventually got very interested in law and he wanted to become a lawyer.

Abraham Lincoln made a huge difference in the world we have today. At the time period Abraham Lincoln was president, slavery was happening. He made the decision that he wanted to end slavery. So he did. He also won the Civil War. With the help of Abraham Lincoln we won the civil war against the Spanish.

My hero was an excellent hero! Abraham Lincoln was an amazing speaker even though his speeches were not very long they had a lot of meaning to them. Also he was an amazing president. My hero definition is a well known hero that has great strength and ability to stand up for what is right for their people and their country. Abraham Lincoln fights this category because he stopped slavery and helped the African Americans get through the crisis that they were in, he also helped the Americans win the Civil War when they were going through a very tough time, but Abraham Lincoln didn’t give up on his people or country. That’s how he was strong. He had excellent ability. Lincoln had many abilities such as asking for options or looking for a way to help his people and country out. For example when he asked for options he asked people whether he should shave his beard or not, and most people said yes, so therefore he asked for opinions. For looking for a way to help his people, he would meet with representatives and talk to them about people’s rights such as getting more than two hours of sleep in one night. He decided to give the people easier work hours, so they could relax and spend time with their family. That’s why he had very good characteristics.

In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln had many qualities. Some of them were; bravery, leadership, and intelligence. Abraham Lincoln was very brave, he abolished slavery. He had leadership to lead the way to stop slavery. He had a very good idea of what he wanted to do as president which showed his intelligence. This is why Abraham Lincoln was my hero and will always be a hero.

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Last edited 8/13/2018 4:00:59 PM

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Related Links

Abraham Lincoln online - bio on life
Abraham Lincoln - child life
The White House - grown up life
biography.com - older life
biography.com - when he died
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