Abraham Lincoln

by Kody from Illinois

This is Abraham Lincoln
This is Abraham Lincoln

Have you ever thought that Abraham Lincoln would be your hero? He is mine. Lincoln is my hero because he is honest. He freed slaves from slavery. He was even elected president of the United States two times.

He was born on February 12, 1809 near Hodgenville, Kentucky and died on April 15, 1865 when he was assassinated at Ford’s Theater. He was the 6 feet 2 inches tall. He worked in a store, and he was also the president of the United States. He was a Captain of the Black Hawk War. He was named after his grandfather. His mom died when he was 10 years old. He had one sister, her name was Sarah. He liked to read. On September 9, 1836 he got a law license. November 4, 1842 he got married to a young woman named Mary Todd from Kentucky and together they had 4 sons. In 1865, he made the 13th amendment which abolished, and continues to prohibit slavery with limited exceptions (those convicted of a crime), prohibits involuntary servitude. On April 13, 1865 the Civil War began.

Abraham Lincoln is important to me because he was honest. He was honest because he was the president of the United States of America. He also freed slaves from slavery. He freed slaves because he did not like slavery. He was the 16th president of the USA, be was elected and then reelected. When he was reelected the score was 212 votes not to be president and 233 to be president. He did all those things just for you!

I chose Abraham Lincoln as my hero because he was a very honest man. He worked hard to achieve the things that he did. He was important because he cared about and helped many people. He helped our country by being the president and helped the slaves by helping to free them. My hero helped others by a lot of things. He charged one old woman one penny more for a cup of tea and walked 5 miles to give her that penny back. He made the Emancipation Proclamation. He made the Gettysburg Address. Most importantly he freed slaves. Many people, including me, admire Mr. Abraham Lincoln.

Page created on 9/16/2008 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 9/16/2008 12:00:00 AM

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