Abraham Lincon

A Hero For All Time

Childhood of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Grew up in a small log cabin. He was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. In 1816, he moved to Indiana and lived there for his childhood. As a kid, most of what Abraham Lincoln did was work. He plowed fields, planted crops, and did chores around the house, a lot of chores. He shared this job with his brother and sister, Sara, and and Thomas Jr. Later, Abraham's dad, Thomas, got remarried to Sara Johnston after his real wife; Nancy had died when Abe was just nine years old. His stepmother, Sara, encouraged Abraham Lincoln to read a lot. Little Abraham really wanted to learn. He tried to sneak in some school when he had some free time, which was almost never. They also had to walk miles to get to the school house. By the end of a month, he only had a few hours of school. Still, Abraham Lincoln grew up to be our 16th president.

Abraham Lincoln, The 16th President

Abraham Lincoln ran for president on February 12, 1860. He ran against 3 other candidates, and didn't get one single vote from the South, that hated Abraham since in September 1862, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves in Southern states, he still won the election and became our 16th president. Then on April 14, 1865, while Abraham was at Ford theatre watching a play, he was shot in the back of his head by John Wilkes Booth. He later died the next morning at 7:00 A.M. John Wilkes Booth was later found hiding in a barn on April 26, the barn was set on fire, and John Wilks Booth was then shot, and killed.