The history of Abraham Lincoln

By: Christian L. Chavez

Lincoln's Early Life

Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb 12, 1809. His family moved to Indiana in 1816 and in 1830 they all moved to Macon County. Lincoln then got a job working as a shopkeeper and a postmaster. Lincoln was involved in politics as a supporter of the Whig Party, winning the election in 1834.

What did Abraham Lincoln do?

Lincoln learned law all by himself and worked as a lawer, he was known as "Honest Abe". Lincoln won election to the U.S House of Representatives in 1846 and he started his term the following year. But Lincoln was not too popular with alot of Illinois voters because Lincoln is a congressman. Some years later Lincoln was known as the 16th U.S president in March 1861.

How exactly did Abraham Lincoln become famous?

This question is normally not asked often because when you hear "Abraham Lincoln" people mostlikely think "Oh... that one president on the penny right? So for this section, I will put down some things that Lincoln did besides just becoming president. (Oh God, I hope he actually did other things then just becoming president...)

- Abraham Lincoln described himself as "a piece of floating driftwood" (?)

- He lost five diffrent elections before becoming president

- He risked his life while commander-in-chief of the American Military

- Lincoln violated some civil liberties

Where is Abraham Lincoln now?

He's dead.

Sorry for being so blunt, but Abe has been dead for a long time now. He was in a Theatre when he was shot on April 14, 1865 by somebody by the name of John Wilkes Booth. After being shot in the back of the head, Lincoln was carried across the street to a boarding house from the Theatre and died on April 15, 1865.



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