By: Anna Kaminski & Alli Niemczynski
Lincoln's Early Life
His Early Political Career
Before he accomplished these things, he was a self taught lawyer who had a lot of successful practice in Springfield, Illinois. His work included traveling to the old Eighth Judicial Circuit, this helped him strengthen his political opportunities, make his public speaking abilities more powerful, and gave him some serious study time.
Lincoln's Presidential Career
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the US, 1861-1865, he was a Republican. He was married to Marry Todd, and had 4 kids. People would call him "Honest Abe” or would call him “Illinois Rail-Splitter.” When he President there was seven slave states that had left the Union, that had formed the Confederate States of America. Also four more states joined when hostilities began between the North and South. Lincoln promised to preserve the Union, and go by the laws, and to end the secession. In his campaign he stated how he felt about slavery and to limit the expansion to slavery. When he won the election, it made a crisis as the southern Democrats feared that Lincoln would kill slavery in the South.
April 14,1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot fatally by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., this attack had only came five days after the Confederate General Robert Lee surrendered his army in Virginia, which helped end the Civil War. Lincoln's bodyguard had left to get a drink, John Booth had managed to get in, and came up behind him and shoot him in the head. As Booth had tried to escape he jumped onto the stage and with the jump had broke his leg, he was able to leave and escape from the theater. After that Lincoln had been in a coma for nine hours, and Lincoln died around 7:20 am on April 15.
In my opinion, Lincoln was very outgoing and smart. He noticed what he thought would be good for him in life, and he tried it out. All his small little jobs helped him work up to his presidential seat. He seemed very dedicated to his work, which is one of the reasons why he got so successful. I admire how he didn't let what other people thought of him, get to him because he saw that he could prove them all wrong which I think is a really strong trait to have.
What I think about Lincoln is that he had help this country in many ways, and he was determined to do things. As more people started to see Lincoln, he had realized that he could do more and go further to get where he got. I think that he was strong with his words and told what he thought and did not care what people thought. I also think that he was brave and strong, because he didn't let people bring him down, and that he had kept going even if people said that he couldn't make it.