Essay The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

1857 Words Dec 1st, 2016 8 Pages
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and is regarded as one of the most courageous politicians of our time. Lincoln astonished the nation with his eloquence during his presidency, while emancipating slavery and being the savior of the nation while it was at war with itself. President Lincoln held presidency that all nations strive to achieve today. On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgeville, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. In like manner, his parents were born into undistinguished families. By the same token, his father was able to provide a sensible living as a frontiersman for the Lincoln family. Abraham was the middle child of three children; Sarah and brother Thomas, who would die in infancy. Together they would live a moderate lifestyle in Kentucky tell a land dispute occurred forcing the Lincoln’s to move to Perry County, Indiana in 1817. Consequently, the family’s living conditions deteriorated. At an early age of nine years old, Lincoln lost his mother to tremtol (milk sickness). This tragedy of losing his mother left him alienated from his estranged father who put him to hard work on the family farm. Under these circumstances, Lincoln earned no formal education as a child. After a year of his mother’s death, Lincoln’s father remarried Sarah Bush Johnston. Sarah was an affectionate step-mother to Abraham by creating a strong bond that encouraged him to learn how to read. Though the reading…

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