Abraham Lincoln

Topics: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War / Pages: 5 (1018 words) / Published: Apr 2nd, 2014
Oscar D. Leon World History November 20,2013

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a small log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was named after his grandfather.( Freidel , Par.4-5.) He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. When Lincoln turned 7 years old the family moved to Perry County, that 's where Lincoln grew up until the age of 22. As a young boy he had worked for many different jobs, from working at a grocery store, a militia soldier and ultimately an astonishing lawyer. Lincoln became a profound thinker of the early 1800s and a great piece of American history . Bringing forth the end of slavery in the united States. Although it did not take an immediate effect until he proposed the 13 amendment which became part of his platform for his re-election in 1864.Which tragically although successful ended briefly when Lincoln was assassinated in a theater on April 15 1865 at the age of 56.And these are just some of the incredible achievements and events that Lincoln was able to accomplish. In the following sentences I will describe his rise to power, great accomplishments, And his terrible death.(Freifel, Par 8-11.) First did you know that "Honest Abe" is the nickname the towns people gave Lincoln after he had fought Jack Armstrong the town bully. Don 't be fooled by his nick name, Honest Abe although for the most part peaceful man was no petite guy . Standing at an astonishing 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing around 180 pounds, Abe was not a person to be reckon with. After all he did serve in the Black



Links: Assassination resources, Par 1.) Through the rise and fall of Abraham he was able to accomplish many great achievements both in his political life and private life . Abraham Lincoln has been one of my favorite presidents I have ever read about . His success story is one of those out of a fairy tale. From a poor farm boy to becoming one of the greatest man that ever lived . There 's a great monument in his honor in Washington D.C . That goes to show you how great and successful to his country this man really became . And for that Abraham is one of my hero 's.

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