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  • Posted By: lorchip
  • Date Posted: 06/21/2011
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Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

The sixteenth president of the Untied States, Abraham Lincoln, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in a log cabin. During his younger years he worked several jobs and volunteered in the Black Hawk War, in which he became a captain. Lincoln was caring and was a very determined man to make a difference in what he believed was right and then he tried to do what he could do about it. He tried over and over no matter how many times he failed or however many times he lost a debate.


Abraham was regarded at one time as the “Great Emancipator” for his forward strides in freeing the slaves. Abraham Lincoln had several debates with Stephen A. Douglas, known as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, about slavery.


He was not against slavery itself, but he argued against the extension of slavery into the territories. He was not an abolitionist, even though he morally opposed slavery. In the debates against Douglas, Lincoln attempted to prove that Douglas did not favor political equality for blacks. Even though he lost the debates, they gave him a lot of national attention. While in the legislature, Lincoln made his first public speaking on slavery. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation, on January 1,1863, that declared forever free those slaves within the confederacy. Twenty-three years after Abraham Lincoln and Dan Stone filed a protest and when Lincoln was nominated for president, slavery became a greater issue. When Lincoln was nominated, he said that his protest in the legislature still expressed his position on slavery, even after all of those years.


Although Abraham Lincoln went through many horrible trials and discouraging moments during his life, he was still a very honest, generous, and decent young man. Lincoln was an unsuccessful Illinois lawyer for twenty years, before he became president. The ...

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