Abraham Lincoln's A Lincoln Companion, By Abraham Lincoln

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The "Abraham Lincoln Companion" covers a lot of events that happened while Lincoln was in office. Abraham Lincoln goes down in history as our six-tenth President of the United States of America. He also is known for the Emancipation Proclamation, which set the slaves free. He also is the president who had to dealt with and ended the Civil War, and he was successful of keeping the South apart of the Union. Lincoln was a strong and poised president that the United States of America needed during this historical time (149). Many excerpt from the book allows the reader to depict Abraham Lincoln as the humble and respectful leader that he was. Today I will be educating you all about Abraham Lincoln 's schooling, career, family background, and many …show more content…
First off there wasn 't a lot of schools in Spencer County Indiana, where Lincoln lived at the time. There was not any standards for educations except being able to "readin" , "writin", and "cipherin" (6). ‘Cipherin’ means being able to write in code. If a student was able to learn Latin and be able to understand it fluently then the community looked upon him as if he was a wizard (6). While in grade school Abraham did not have the drive of ambition to make him want to be successful in school. In the autobiography written by Abraham himself, he says that he was "raised for farm work" (6). Which in some way was true because Abraham worked on his families ' farm until he was the twenty-one years old …show more content…
During Lincoln time in Legislation he met Mr. Stuart who helped Lincoln learn about law, by loaning Lincoln law books. In 1837, Abraham Lincoln passed the bar exam and became a lawyer in Springfield. Shortly after that Abraham met Marry Todd, and on November 4 1842, they got married in Springfield, Illinois (9). From this marriage Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln produced four children. Robert T., was born on August 1, 1843; Edward Baker, was born on March 10, 1846; William Wallace, was born on December 21, 1850; and Thomas ‘Tad’, was born April 4,

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