Abraham Lincoln was a great life because he was that great man who led the country as the sixteenth wonderful president into where we are right now. He was the one who ended slavery and wrote the Gettysburg Address. If it wasn’t for Abe, we wouldn’t be where we are right now.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. When he was six years old, he lived with his father in a log cabin for a year. He started going to school that year. Although he went to school, his education was still very limited due to helping with spring plowing and fall harvesting. Abraham spent less than one year in school over the course of his life. Because of this, he taught himself a bewildering amount of his own education.
When he turned seven, he moved to Indiana because their father thought it would be easier for them to earn a better living there. They lived in Kentucky before. Another reason for the move is that Kentucky was a “slave state” (a slave-owning state) while Indiana was a “free state,” (free of slaves) and the family believed in freedom over slavery. Two years after the move, when Lincoln was nine years old, his mother sadly died. Because they couldn’t afford a ceremony, Lincoln and his father both helped to build a coffin and buried it in the ground next to the house.
Lincoln had always hated the thought of slavery. He believed that it was an outrage that someone go out in the hot sun and work all day long and someone else receives the benefits. He connected that with the way he was treated by his father. When he was a teenager, his father would rent him out to neighbors to do hard work such as chopping down trees, digging up stumps, and other backbreaking work with only sometimes the pay of twenty five cents a day. At that time period, the earnings of any child under the age of twenty one belongs to the child’s guardian. This made Lincoln connect with the slaves.
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