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Abraham Lincoln

by Adam

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President
Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President

Many of you may know Abraham Lincoln by being the 16th President of the United States. But Honest Abe was a lot more than just honest. Abraham Lincoln (Abe) was born Sunday February 12, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He lived with his father Thomas, a carpenter and farmer, and mother, Nancy Hanks, who died in 1818. He also lived with his siblings Abe lived 55 productive years from February 1809, to April 14, 1865. At his end, he was shot in the head at Ford's Theatre at about 10:15 p.m. He was shot by one of the actors: John Wilkes Booth.

Abe did some pretty amazing things throughout his life, but here are a few: Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States of America. Second, he wrote the 13th Amendment which he used to abolish the rule of slaves and slave trade. The 13th Amendment says that it outlaws slavery, and it was passed by the Senate on April 18th, 1864. Then on January 31, 1865 it was passed by the House of Representatives, and made real on December 6th 1865. Abe also wrote the Gettysburg Address which is about the principles of human equality. Some of the challenges Abe had was when he was a kid. It was hard for Abe because neither one of his parents knew how to neither read nor write, which is hard to believe. It is hard to believe because he eventually became a Whig in the House, then the 16th President of the United States. In his teen years he did know and read the Bible, and he also studied history, poetry and economics. He also borrowed most of his books from neighbors.

Abe has many traits, but I just have a few for him: Dedication: Abe showed dedication to me because he was dedicated and determined to end slavery, and he didn't stop until slavery had ended. Fortitude: Abraham Lincoln had fortitude because in spite of a son dying, a country divided, and slavery, he kept going, striving through hard times. Perseverance: Abraham had perseverance to keep with a good life, even though his first mother had died and a childhood without an education, but he still stayed tough and finally became the 16th President of the United States.

Abe posing for a picture with his son Tad.
Abe posing for a picture with his son Tad.

Abe is a hero to me because he was against slavery, and I personally go against slavery. Also, he overcame a mother dying when he was little, and a son dying. That would be tough for me any day. Although all of this, Abe overcame it and became one of the best Presidents of the United States. That is why I think Abraham Lincoln is a hero. By: Adam Rudisill

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