My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks….My father…removed from Kentucky to… Indiana, in my eighth year…. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up…. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read write and cipher …but that was all.” (Abraham Lincoln)With his lack of proper education Lincoln worked effortlessly to attain as much knowledge as much as possible, paying off in the long run.
(needy pg 121) He as a young child spent a lot of the day doing one of two things; reading books, or doing household tasks. In 1816, when Abraham was 7, he moved with his family to Indiana. There his mother died in 1818 of a milk sickness, a disease obtained from drinking the milk of cows, which had grazed on poisonous white snakeroot. This devastated Abe "God bless my mother. All that I am and ever hope to be, I owe to her."
In 1818, Lincoln’s mother died from a deadly disease called the “milk-sick.” Then ten years later his sister died and left him with only his father and stepmother. Lincoln traveled to New Salem in April 1831 and settled there the following July. In the fall of 1836 he and Mrs. Bennett Abell had a deal that if she brought her single sister to New Salem he had to promise to marry her. When she arrived he was not to pleased with her because her skin was full of fat. Around seven months later he asked Mrs. Orville Browning to marry him but she said no.
She and Abraham bonded well, and she encouraged Abraham to read even though both his parents could not read. Only when he was growing into a man did he actually receive his formal education in 18 months. There weren’t many books in the county so Abraham had to walk for miles to borrow a book which he did. He read many, many books such as Robinson Crusoe and the fami... ... middle of paper ... ...l with the Union. This was a shot at slavery and stating that it was terrible.
Abraham was born and spent a large portion of his childhood living in Hardin county, Kentucky. Abraham was not there first child, they had a daughter in 1807 two years before Abraham named Nancy soon to be renamed Sarah. There family moved to Perry County, Indiana when he was nine. When Abraham was ten his birth mother Nancy died of milk-disease, which killed of the cattle and anyone who drank the milk, which was going around at that time from 1818 -1829. Thirteen months later his father Thomas remarried a women named Sally Bush, who was widowed.
He was a leader to a lot of American people for the outstanding work, job and helping the country throughout the hard times of the years. What also made him famous later in his life was that he became the only and best eighteenth U.S. President which he served for four years he would have gone for eight years but he started to feel sick and couldn’t handle the stress. He then past the office to the nineteenth president of the U.S. He was a good and recommended president; he also handled the U.S. problems and solved them. He became president right after Andrew Johnson; Abraham Lincoln was assassinated after the civil war when Grant was commander and Andrew took place th... ... middle of paper ... ...ood friend of Abraham Lincoln, when there was a problem they would meet and discuss about it.
Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents to ever serve in office in the history of the U.S., serving from 1860 to 1865. A self-educated attorney from Illinois, he proved himself to be a brilliant leader throughout the Civil War period. Although President Abraham Lincoln faced the biggest crisis in American history, he saved the nation by preserving the Union during the Civil War, boosting the economy, by fighting for the abolition of slavery, and by boosting the Northern economy. Abraham Lincoln’s greatest challenge during his presidency was preserving the Union during the Civil War after the Southern states seceded from the Union. There were many dividing issues in the U.S. before his election in 1860, and his presidential victory was the final straw that led to the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln compared to other president in my opinion is the best president and he lived in Illinois for a long time because of being a lawyer he may have been seen of being very tall and grim but he was actually a loving person that was always with his family and making sure that if they were sick he would help them the best he could but sadly almost all his sons died. Childhood Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in Kentucky. After his mother died, he moved to Indiana where he worked as a kid( “Abraham Lincoln” The para. 3-5) .He lived in Hardin county where Abraham Lincoln had an old water well and Lincoln had a brother but his brother died after a few days and Lincoln also had a mother that died from Milk Diseases(“Abraham Lincoln” History para 2-4).Abraham Lincoln lived in a one roomed log cabin but then his family moved Macon Valley ( “Abraham Lincoln” The para. 2).
At age nine Abe’s mother died. After his mother’s death Abe’s father was known to be abusive (Abraham para. 5). Tom Lincoln, went into town to find a new wife. He left his children at home not caring about them (Abraham para.6).
Some of these included freeing the slaves, fighting the confederacy, and bringing the country back together as one. Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of the United States. Abraham came from a poor family and all of his struggles were worth it in the end. Both of his parents were born in Virginia, but Abraham grew up in Kentucky. By the time Lincoln was ten years old, his mother past away and he was left alone with his father and the two shared a bitter relationship.