Abraham Lincoln

By: Josh Flores

About

braham Lincoln is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation.

Facts

Lincoln's distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve.

Childhood

Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Thomas was a strong and determined pioneer who found a moderate level of prosperity and was well respected in the community. The couple had two other children: Abraham’s older sister Sarah and younger brother Thomas, who died in infancy. Due to a land dispute, the Lincolns were forced to move from Kentucky to Perry County, Indiana in 1817, where the family “squatted” on public land to scrap out a living in a crude shelter, hunting game and farming a small plot.

Movies and books

Books:

1. “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin


2. “Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald


3. “With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln” by Stephen B. Oates


Movies:


1. “Lincoln” is a 2012 American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg


1. “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin


2. “Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald


3. “With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln” by Stephen B. Oates


Movies:


1. “Lincoln” is a 2012 American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg