Abraham Lincoln : The Great Leader

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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Leader Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president before him. He was an excellent politician, and was always looked upon for leadership because he put reason and thoughtful decisions behind his word. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, KY .He was raised in a log cabin built by his father, Thomas Lincoln. His mother’s was Nancy Lincoln. He had one older sister, and a younger brother that died as an infant. The Lincoln family moved frequently from Kentucky to Indiana, and back to Kentucky. He never had a normal full education. He read two books that truly left a lasting impression on his life, these books inspired him and motivated him throughout his life. When he was nineteen he reached his full height of six feet four inches. He held small jobs such as a clerk, postmaster and a few others through his early twenties. In 1832 he ran for county candidate in Illinois against 13 other peop...
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