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Abraham lincoln (2010)

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Abraham Lincoln


Should people honor President Lincoln for his dedications? Of course we should. President Abraham Lincoln dedicated himself to his line of work and the Union. President Lincoln had everything he wanted, a childhood, that was tough but, paid off. He was president, and then an unexpected thing happened, he was assassinated.

          Lincoln had a good but very tough childhood, and personal life. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on February 12, 1809. From there, when he was old enough to go to school, he went happily. Abraham actually liked school, and every subject but writing was his favorite. Although Abe didn’t make it to college, he still went on to become a lawyer after he got interested in politics. He was one of the most successful lawyers in Springfield, Illinois. One of the toughest things that Abe had to go through was the death of his birth mother. Another thing that made Abe’s childhood tough was the moving from one home to another.  He began life on his own at the age of 21, after his father decided to move again but Abe decided not to go.  Later he married Mary Todd Lincoln and had 4 children named Edward Baker, William Wallace, Thomas and Robert Todd.

          Another reason why Abe lived a good life is, him being the president of the United States. After Abe became interested in law at the age of 18, he wanted to become president. A main reason why Lincoln wanted to become president was when he first saw slavery in New Orleans, after he had to take a boat full of cargo there. Abraham became a republican in 1856. While running for president, Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas. After he won, he took his inaugural address on March 4th, 1861; he was the 16th president of the United States and his vice president’s were Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson. While he was president he created the first national banking Act in 1863, which meant that the U.S. had a standardized currency.  After he became president, many of the states left the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. Later, Abraham faced the soul troubling Civil War, but he kept the other states in the union together and led them to a victory that he didn’t live to see.

          One of the most unexpected things happened in his life, he was assassinated. On March 17th, 1865 a group of co-conspirators, that John Wilkes Booth organized, tried to kidnap Lincoln, but failed. A month later, on April 11th, 1865 Lincoln spoke to a crowd gathered at the white house, and Booth was there. Lincoln suggested that voting rights be granted to certain blacks. This angered Booth and he was now leaning toward an assassination. The week of his death, Lincoln dreamed about himself walking around the white house while everyone was sad and mourning. On April 15th, 1865 he was assassinated at the Ford theatre, while seeing a play, without his main bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon being there.  After Booth shot Lincoln, he leaped onto the stage and shouted “Sic Semper Tyrannis” which is Latin for “Thus shall always be tyrants!” Lincoln died 9 hours after he was shot on April 15th, 1865; he was 56 when he died.  A few days later Booth was found and killed. The Assassin (John Wilkes Booth) wanted revenge because he blamed Lincoln for “all the South’s ills”.

          In conclusion, Lincoln lived a great life but, one thing went wrong, he was assassinated. All in all he helped America through its first national crisis.   






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