Abraham Lincoln

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Laken Hawes
11/24/2012 HIST-103
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, and was one of the greatest influences in American history. Lincoln’s views on humanity helped him to leave a lasting impression on the world. Throughout his lifetime Lincoln served as a man of the military, politician, lawyer, congressman, and president. Unfortunately Lincoln’s life was unexpectedly cut short simply because of his beliefs and the changes that helped to influence. In March of 1830 Lincoln’s family moved to Illinois where Lincoln attended his first political rally. This was where Lincoln’s first political speech of his career took place due to the fact that he was asked to speak on local candidates’ behalf. In the following year of 1831 Lincoln decided to move to New Orleans to begin his political career. New Orleans was also where Lincoln learned how to persuade people with reason, which perfected his form of debate. In the next year of 1832 Abraham Lincoln ran for seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. Lincoln was successful in his campaign for the seat and was where he began his plea for the end of slavery in the United States. During Lincoln’s term in the House of Representatives, the Native Americans started a rebellion against the United States government. Without hesitation Lincoln enlisted in the armed forces where he became captain of his division and suppressed the Native forces in a few short weeks.
Lincoln returned to New Orleans later on in 1832 and launched his first presidential campaign. Unfortunately, Lincoln began his run for president only two weeks before Election Day. President Andrew Jackson won the election of 1832, which gave him his second term as president.
Two years later Lincoln ran again for his pervious position in the Illinois House of Representatives. Lincoln was able to win by unanimous decision because of his newfound popularity. Lincoln would also be elected in 1836, 1838, and



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