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Abraham Lincoln

by Josef from Fort Morgan

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was a great president but he was even a better man. He did many things to help America. Abraham Lincoln helped stop black segregation too.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 at Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky. Sadly, Abe’s mom died when he was only 9 years old. He did not attend college. Mr. Lincoln LOVED to read. He was 6’4 and guess what? He was the tallest president! He became the 16th president on March 4th, 1861. Before that he used to be a store clerk, lawyer, and a rail-splitter. Here is a cool fact: Lincolns favorite foods were fruit salad, cheese, and crackers. He had a pet horse.

Abraham was married to Mary Todd Lincoln when he was 30. He wrestled and also walked. Lincoln was a Republican and represented Illinois. The best thing I think he did was he helped abolish slavery. He helped pass the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. He passed the Gettysburg Address.

Abraham Lincoln is definitely a Freedom Hero. He HATED slavery. He tried to stop slavery for a long time. The things he did for the U.S. are countless. He passed a lot of amendments and proclamations to help end slavery. One example is the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. It freed about 4 million slaves in the southern states.

As I have said, Abraham Lincoln was a great man. He freed millions of slaves. It was a shame that he had to die April 15th 1865 in Washington D.C. Clearly, Abraham Lincoln is my hero because he was an amazing man.

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Last edited 9/13/2007 12:00:00 AM

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