By the time Abraham turned seventeen Abe left home to work as a ferryman’s helper on the Ohio River. When Abraham Lincoln had turned eighteen Abe’s sister Sara died from giving birth in 1828. By this time Abraham Lincoln was ready to leave the back woods and met up with a merchant named James Gentry who hired Lincoln to accompany James son Allen on a twelve hundred flat boat voyage to New Orleans. New Orleans was the biggest city Lincoln had ever seen. The ports were jammed with the masts of sailing ships from all over the world and the cobble stone roads were teamed with a mass of sailors, adventurers and traders. There was gangs of slaves of black men, women, and children that were chained up...
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...t to the Ford Theatre to watch the play Our American Cousins. Lincoln’s body guard had stepped out downstairs to watch the play from the bottom. John Wilkes Booth snuck up behind Abraham Lincoln and pulled out a Derringer pistol and assassinated President Lincoln.
The issues that President Lincoln needed to reshape was the issue of slavery. Lincoln had studied Law, became a member in Congress, and finally became President with the ideas that all men should be treated equal. President Lincoln had the ability to influence people with determination and knowledge. Abraham never gave up and pursued goals even when times were hard. I chose this particular individual because Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in the United States and is a big influence against discrimination. I have learned that it takes time become a great leader with a lot of hard work and perseverance.
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