Abraham Research Paper

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An influential person is someone who never gives up. They also change how either one or even one hundred people live their life. Abraham was the sixteenth president of the United States who tried and failed at first but didn’t give up and became a very influential person. Lincoln grew up very unprivileged in the aspect of education; he tried and failed at an election, but won the presidential election, won the Civil War, and passed one of the most important proclamations in history. These events make Abraham Lincoln the most influential person in history. Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809 where his father called him “a wandering laboring boy” (Neely). Lincoln grew up close to a school house where he learned the rudiments of math, reading, and writing (Boirgoin 415). Lincoln had an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Thomas (Boirgoin 415). Lincolns’ mother died from milk sickness in 1818, the next winter his father brought a second wife home with her three children and Lincoln learned to love her, he referred to her as “my angel mother” (Boirgoin 415). Lincoln spent most of his time at James Gentry’s store where he showed his talent for story-telling, and mimicry (Boirgoin 415). Lincoln got married on November 4, 1842 to Mary Todd, and had their first son, Robert, on August 1, 1843 (Boirgoin 415). Their second child was Eddie, who was born on March 10, 1846; they had their third child, Willie, on December 21, 1850, and their last son, Tad, on April 4, 1853(Boirgoin 415). Lincoln died on April 14, 1865 when an assassin’s bullet ended his life (Boirgoin 417).

Lincoln has tried and failed but ended up being very successful in his life. In 1832 Abraham Lincoln ran for Illinois state legislator and was unsuccessful. Two years later he was elected to the lower house for the first of four successive terms, until 1841, as a Whig. In 1863 Lincoln became a lawyer, and then in 1837 he moved to Springfield, where he became...
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