Essay about The Story Of Abraham Lincoln

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The Story of Abraham Lincoln
There once was a man that had a great sense of humor, he said “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” He also used humor to relieve the pressures of being president. He said “With a fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” President Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression all his life, from the day that he was born to the day that he died. Abraham Lincoln’s success in life is due to many character traits that helped him overcome adversity causing him to have a significant impact on American history.
Abraham Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809, Harden Country, Kentucky. Abraham had to overcome adversity at a young age, his mother died from consuming milk from a cow who had eaten a poisonous plant causing the poisons to transfer to the milk in 1818. Abraham and his father did not have a good relationship. Because of the bad relationship between Abraham and his father Thomas Lincoln never met his grandchildren, he also never came to visit Abraham and his family. Abraham Lincoln could not bring himself to attend his father’s funeral when his father died in 1851. (nps.gov) Abraham had two sibling from his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, his older sister Sarah whom died in childbirth and a younger brother Thomas Jr. who died in infancy. The death of his siblings did not help with Abraham’s adversity, although he did not know at first because he was too young. Later, Abraham…

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