Just Do It and Vote For Honest Abe

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Just Do It and Vote For Honest Abe


Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and grew up on frontier farms in Kentucky and Indiana.From an early age, despite his father's discouragement, he was obsessed with obtaining an education. The goal had to be innate, for, as he observed later, Indiana offered "absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education." Lincoln always attributed his love of books to his mother. "I owe everything I am to her," he said. She died when he was nine, but his stepmother encouraged him to continue his studying.
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Lincoln View of slavery

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free." Slavery, he warned, was a threat to free labor, and there was no way to reconcile it with a free society. By preventing its expansion, its ultimate extinction could be gradually obtained. Lincoln's preferred solution to this vexing social problem was to recolonize African Americans outside the country.

Lincoln Political Party

Before Lincoln ran for President in 1860, he campaigned in his home state of Illinois for the US Senate. Back then, senators were chosen by their state legislatures. Lincoln was the Republican nominee for Senate, but since the Republican Party was so new, he lost. Nevertheless, the series of debates Lincoln had with Democratic Party opponent Stephen Douglas aroused great interest in the country.

If Lincoln was not elected

If Lincoln was not elected the nation might be compleatley different. We may still have slave states today.