Overcoming Obstacles

The story of Abraham Lincoln overcoming multiple obstacles.

All About Abe

Abraham Lincoln's childhood was quite spontaneous. He was born February 12, 1809 in a small cabin located in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He had his Father, Thomas Lincoln, his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and his two siblings, until his two relatives passed away as infants and his mother passed away when he was nine. He was elected as our 16th and first Republican president November 6, 1860. His theme for his life would be you wont get anywhere if you don't put as much effort into it as possible. He had accomplished many things while dealing with chronic depression. He overcame it by founding a purpose, which was the United states and becoming our President. Lincoln also had a lot of faith in this country and he was determined to take people's opinions to help the country become a better place. He worked through his depression to do and create amazing things.


Interesting Facts

  • On April 14, 1865 Lincoln signed a legislative creating the Secret Service the morning he was shot at the Ford’s Theater.

  • Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln bedroom we know today, he actually just used as his Office.

  • A cow that was injected with venom spread a milk sickness which ended up killing Lincoln’s mother in 1818

Lincoln's Accomplishments

Lincoln’s greatest accomplishment would be that he ended slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. The proclamation basically gave the layout of freeing slaves. It let the blacks serve in the Army and the Navy of the union, basically giving them the right to fight for their freedom. An important part of the Emancipation Proclamation is that it did NOT end slavery. The 13th Amendment which Abraham supported intensely is what ended up allowing the slaves freedom. The Gettysburg Address where he gave a memorable speech about people’s rights. Although the speech is honorable and very well known, people aren’t sure what the exact words are. His achievements went towards the making of his own memorial.

Memorable Quotes

“ Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle”

“A house divided against itself cannot stand”

“ When I do go, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

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