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Abraham Lincoln

The famous name “Abraham Lincoln” was the 16th elected President of the United States of America. He was a politician, lawyer, legislator, and opponent of slavery. Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his death in 1865.


Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in the house of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents had three children: Sarah, Abraham, and Thomas; he was the second child of his parents. His father Thomas worked as a farmer, cabinetmaker, and carpenter in Kentucky and Indiana; later, to overcome financial challenges, Lincoln`s father Thomas obtained clear title to 80 acres in Indiana in 1827. Lincoln`s mother, “Nancy Lincoln,” died on October 5, 1818, from milk sickness. After ten years of her mother`s death, Lincoln`s sister Sarah died on January 20, 1828. In 1839, Lincoln met Mary Todd, the daughter of Robert Smith Todd, a wealthy lawyer and businessman, in Lexington, Kentucky, and he married her on November 4, 1842. Lincoln was the father of four sons. Abraham Lincoln died in an assassination attack in 1865.

Early Life

Abraham Lincoln was a mostly self-educated person; he studied law and passed the bar exam in 1836, then moved to the state capital of Springfield, where he worked as a lawyer and served clients; he appeared in 175 cases before the Illinois Supreme Court; and he argued in 1858 criminal trials. Lincoln was a famous lawyer during his time, earning more than the governor of the state. Abraham Lincoln also served as a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad.

Political Career

In 1846, Abraham Lincoln entered politics and won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but he was unpopular with Illinois voters for his strong stance against the Mexican-American War. On October 16, 1854, Lincoln debated the merits of the Kansas-Nebraska Act with Douglas and called slavery a violation of the most basic tenets of the Declaration of Independence. Abraham Lincoln joined the Republican Party and ran for the Senate. Lincoln again delivered his famous speech, in which he quoted that “this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.”, After his speeches, his profile rose, and Republicans chose him as their candidate for president. After tensions and problems, Lincoln was finally elected the 16th president of the United States of America in March 1861. In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a brief speech on the Declaration of Independence and the pursuit of human equality, which became the most popular speech during his presidency. On April 14, 1865, at night, Abraham Lincoln was injured in an assassination attack and died in the early morning of April 15, 1865.

Famous Quotes of Abraham Lincoln

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

“I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.”

“I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be a humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.”



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