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The 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. While they were uneducated, the Lincolns lived in a one-room cabin on a three hundred forty-eight acre farm in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Despite the Lincoln’s association with the Baptist Church, Lincoln didn’t share their sentiments at a young age where religion concerns were a topic. However, he did adapt to his parents views on slavery taking on the same anti-slavery viewpoints of his parents.

In 1816, the Lincoln family left Kentucky and went to Indiana. In 1818, Abraham Lincoln’s mother died from milk sickness which was known to claim the lives of thousands during the eighteen hundreds. Lincoln’s father remarried and Abraham’s step-mother raised Abraham like one of her own children.

In 1830, the Lincolns moved to Illinois but after a hard winter, they returned to Indiana where Abraham Lincoln set off on his own first finding work for a businessman in New Salem. Self-educated for the most part, Abraham Lincoln only had about eighteen months of formal education. Still, at the age of twenty-three, Abraham Lincoln began a life of politics beginning with multiple unsuccessful campaigns.

Determined to work in order to make it, Lincoln ran a New Salem store before going on to work as a postmaster and later a surveyor. In 1834, his political dreams began to take form when he won a seat in the state legislature. He moved to Springfield, Illinois and began to practice law.

Because of his ease in the courtroom, he became a well respected lawyer in Illinois and he became a leader of the Whig Party. In 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd and together they had four sons.

In November of 1860, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States of America. He was the first Republican president having achieved the most votes without being on the ballot in nine southern states.

John Wilkes Booth later assassinated President Lincoln at the Ford’s Theatre in 1865. Abraham Lincoln died hours later. He was the first president to be assassinated.


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