His face is seen on places such as the American penny and dollar bills. Almost every American can tell you who he was and what his famous contributions were as president. The man is Abraham Lincoln, From the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. He was the famous leader during the historic Civil War from 1860 to his assassination in 1865. Abraham Lincoln was a great American leader for the time. His leadership to preserve the Union was remarkable, the proclamations and military commands he made were brilliant, and his amazing speaking power is a quality all great speakers have. Lincoln's fame probably surpasses all other leaders in American history.
Abraham Lincoln, born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hawks on February 12, 1809, was conceived in a log cabin built by his father. Abe had one older sister, and a younger brother that died as an infant. The Lincoln family moved a lot, from Kentucky to Indiana, and back to Kentucky.
On November 4, 1842 Lincoln married Mary Todd, whom he spent the rest of his life with. They gave birth to four sons, Robert , Eddie , Wille , and Tad the youngest.On February 20, 1862 the Lincoln's eleven-year-old son, Willie died of bilious fever. He died in the Prince of Wales Room in the White House. The first White House funeral for a child was conducted in the East Room, he was buried in a borrowed vault at Georgetown's Oak Hill Cemetery. Lincoln was so heart broken he went to the cemetery twice the week after he died and opened the coffin and looked at his son.
Abe Did not attend college, but read at home, he read a book titled Mason Locke Weems's Life and Memorable Actions of George Washington, this book mad a lasting impression on him that persuaded him throughout his life. By the time he was nineteen Abe reached his full grown height of six feet four inches. He held small jobs such as a clerk, postmaster and a few others through his early...