Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809. He was born into an indigent family which left him with very few educational opportunities. His family resided on a farm, and had no interest in providing their children with a formal education. His father, Thomas Lincoln, seen attending school as a waste of time. He believed that the children should be on the farm assisting their family to make ends meet. Nonetheless, Abe disagreed with his father. Unlike his father, Abraham did not have a passion for manual labor. He despised it to say the least. Lincoln often longed for the opportunity to get an education, and most of all to learn to read. Unfortunately the la...
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