Abraham Lincoln Dbq

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Who was Abraham Lincoln? Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was also the president during the civil war. He grew up in the Kentucky and Indiana frontier. He didn’t have very much formal education, but he was still very successful in life. Abraham Lincoln was one of the most productive presidents and his life gave him many values that made him such a great president. Lincoln’s childhood was very hard. He was born in Kentucky in 1806, but his family moved to Indiana when he was seven years old (1816). His father was a farmer and his family lived in a log cabin with one room. In 1818 Abraham’s mother and his friend died from milk sickness. His sister Sarah then took over the duties his mother once did. Abraham became a hard worker on the farm and was very faithful. He had to work a lot to…show more content…
When he was a teenager he had worked on the farm, but after that he had many jobs. For a while he was a manager at a store but that closed in a couple of years after he got the job there. Soon after the store closed he joined the black hawk war. He was the captain of his unit. After the the war ended he decided he was interested in politics. He campaigned for Illinois legislature. However he did not win the campaign. He was disappointed in his loss but he realized politics excited him. After this he was offered a job as postmaster and county surveyor. He eventually ran for legislature a 2nd time as part of the political party called Whigs. This time he won. After this he decided to become a lawyer because he thought it would help his political skills. He was determined to learn and self taught himself. He once said this “If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already” (www.abrahamlincolnonline.org). He then became a very great lawyer. He also was successful in his campaign for the U.S house of representatives. (Sullivan 20-40)

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