Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War Essay

765 Words May 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Abraham Lincoln had many challenges to overcome when he was elected President. Some of his challenges were slavery, the separation of the North and South, and the rising tensions of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln ended slavery, brought the United States back together, and ended the Civil War. With Abraham Lincoln’s knowledge, leadership skills, and kind heart, it made him one of the best presidents in U.S. history.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin. He had a sister named Sarah, with whom he was really close. His mother’s death made him very sad and affected him deeply. But as a kid and a teenager, he loved to read. He would walk many miles just to get his hands on a book. Once his father met and married Sarah Johnston, she always encouraged him to read. His love for reading made him more intelligent than the average kid at that time. Throughout his late teens and middle twenties, he held various jobs. He cut down trees for his neighbors, he loaded cargo on boats, and split rails for fences. Lincoln always had a kind heart, and would do whatever he could to help support for his family. At the age of twenty one, he moved to his first big city, Illinois (Blashfield). Abraham Lincoln moved on and decided to join the military.
Abraham Lincoln was a shrewd military leader and his companions often looked up to him. He served as a captain in the Black Hawk War. He did a great job leading his group through the war, because he helped bury dead militia,…

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