Abraham Lincoln 2


Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in Nolin Creek , Kentucky.
His father was Thomas Lincoln from virginia born january 6, 1778,and Nancy Hanks born February 5, 1784, they were married June 12, 1806.
He developed into a tall angular man had developed terrific stenghth
he could hold an ax by the handle and raising his arm to horizontal hold the ax out straight. He was quick whited and liked to mimic often-imitating preachers and politicians he had heard. He was very kind had a since of fair play always helping others, loved of animals and had a great ambition to excel. His neighbors remembered him plowing, hoeing, grubbing, and making a fence held little attraction to him. ...

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last his lifetime. He became a regular attendant of the new Salem Debating Society, where he met a more intellectual group of people. The intellectual citizens of New Salem welcomed Lincoln who turned out to be a very good speaker with passion and well versed onhis subjects. The president of the society remarked that all he lacked was culture.
Lincoln decided to take a turn to politics and in 1832 declared himself a candidate for the office of State Legislature. His platform was internal improvements, better educational facilities, and a law to limit interest rates.

Governor John Reynolds called for volunteers for the state militia to fight Black Hawk, the war leader to the Sauks and Foxed, who were dissatisfied with the land allotted them (Black Hawk War of 1832). His job as a shopkeeper was coming to an end, he enlisted for thirty days, borrowed a horse and suppplied his own gun and ammunition. His company consisted mainly of friends. He was elected captain they became ...

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Lincoln finally feels he has enough schooling and takes the bar exam, much to his surprise he passes. He enrolls for the Clerk of the Supreme Court, (this must be a formality) within two days after Lincoln receives his law license he participated in his first case in Springfield. Docketed as Hawthorne v. Wooldridge. As a lawyer Lincoln traveled through several counties in central and eastern Illinois on the 8th Judicial Circuit. Lincoln argued several cases in court and won a major murder case of Henry Truett. He even argued a case before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Lincoln became engaged in the fall of 1840 to Mary Todd. He broke off the engagement six months later. He ...

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