Abraham Lincoln

Brendton Northey

Abraham Lincoln's childhood

He was born in Kentucky on February 12th, 1809, he grew up in a cabin. Since he helped out so much at home, he would read when he had a break. When he was little he dad was killed by a Indian. He had a rough childhood. His mother also died when he was nine. His family moved several times. He later moved too Indiana with his older brother. Then when he was in his early 20's he moved too Illinois.

Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

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One of the greatest Presidents

No president in American history faced a greater crisis and no president ever accomplished so much as Abraham Lincoln did.
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Abraham Lincoln barely went too school, because he helped out at his house so much. Since he barely went too school he taught himself how too read. He was determined to educate himself. So he read any book he could find. Once he got older he taught himself law. He didn't go too college too study, he taught himself everything about the law.

His accomolishments

He was elected as president in 1860. He was the president during the civil war. He led the union too victory. He would end up abolishing slavery and passing the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment which: freed the slaves, made them citizens, and gave them the right too vote. No president ever had too face what he did.

His contributions too America and important life events

One of his important life events is the Gettysburg address, even though it only lasted 2 minutes long, but the words would endure as if they were like medicine. He was one of the best presidents. He led the United States through its toughest times. He led the union to victory, and he put back the United States. He changed the way the United states viewed itself. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth, and died the next day.