Abraham Lincoln: A True Hero

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A hero is a person who is admired for his/her qualities or achievements. Heroes are brave and influential figures who perform selfless deeds to help others. These role models give everything and expect nothing in return. An extraordinary hero named Abraham Lincoln was an important individual who has left a positive effect on the world. After a typical childhood, Abraham Lincoln worked diligently to become an influential figure he is today. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in February 12th, 1809. At the age of nine, his mother died of tremetol. A few months after his mother’s death, his father married Sarah Bush Johnston. When Abraham was 22 he got a job in manual labor, which then he eventually moved to the town of New Salem. While he was in New Salem he worked on many jobs such as a shopkeeper, postmaster and many more. In 1832 the Black Hawk war broke out between the United States and the Native Americans, at this time Abraham Lincoln was selected …show more content…
this made him a significant hero. Abraham Lincoln was a hero for how he helped in the civil war during his presidency. According to an article about Abraham Lincoln on Bio.com, “He distributed $2 million from the Treasury for war material without an appropriation from the Congress; he called for 75,000 volunteers into military service without a declaration of war; and he suspended the writ of habeas corpus, arresting and imprisoning suspected Confederate sympathizers without a warrant”. In January 1, 1863 Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that people who were held as slaves in the rebel states should be free. Although this did not affect the rebel states because the North didn’t have any control of the southern states and the proclamation didn’t apply to border states. The heroic actions of Abraham Lincoln leaded the Union to success on April 9, 1865 when General Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to Union General Ulysses S.

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