During his early politics, he let some things from his childhood and teen years shape the way he acted. Why Abe was so determined to win the Civil War was an enormous outcome from his childhood and teen years. Along with what he did as a president outside of the Civil War. So searching and digging deeper into the facts we know about Lincoln will show that he hadn’t always had a good and understanding life 100% of the time. Childhood Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky (“Abraham” para.
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Lincoln was a proud father to four children (“Martin 2, 16, 18, 26, 42, and 82”). Being honest, winning the Presidency, standing against slavery and putting his life at risk proves Abraham Lincoln dies an American patriot. Being a father of four boys is not an easy task, because they can get rowdy and ferocious. When Abraham was eight years old, his dad moved to Indiana from Kentucky and Abraham had to move to (“Abraham Lincoln”). In Indiana there were gobs of untamed animals and that is where he lived most of his life (“Abraham Lincoln”).
Abraham Lincoln, America’s sixteenth president, left a significant impact on the country when he left an admirable legacy for future Americans to appreciate despite his difficult upbringing and personal life, when he consolidated the Union despite a civil war, and when he led the revolutionary movement to abolish slavery despite the controversy. “Lincoln's rise from a humble pioneer background to the highest office in the land began with his birth in a one-room log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, on February 12, 1809” (Waugh). Lincoln was born into a farming family that had been forced to move from Kentucky to Indiana and then Illinois due to the competition of neighboring farms using the newly legalized slave labor (Hamilton). “After living several months in a crude shelter with one side open to the constantl... ... middle of paper ... ...r, 1995. Print.
The Lincoln family nicknamed Sarah as Sally (Biography). Unfortunately, Thomas died as a baby (Biography). Their father was a pioneer and was well liked by the community (Biography). In 1817, the family moved to Indiana because of a “land dispute” (Biography). After the family moved they had a terrible hardship come upon them.
He was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was named after his grandfather, Abraham; Lincoln did not talk much as a boy and was described as poor and backwards (Freedman 3). His family moved when he was a toddler. Then Lincoln's mother died when he was nine of milk sickness. The loss of his mother devastated him.
He only received 18 months of formal education and was largely self educated. In 1816 Lincoln’s father lost his farm and was forced to move to Perry County, Indiana. This area of the country near the Ohio River was very remote and rugged. Their first winter at the new homestead was very harsh but they were able to survive. Unfortunately that summer Lincoln’s mother died from a deadly disease known as “milk sickness” and left his father with the children to raise alone(Lincoln research project).