Abraham Lincoln Essay
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 and died on April 15th, 1865. He was the 16th President of the United States of America. He served as president of the country from 1861 to 1865 and one of the leaders of the Union representing states that against slavery during the American Civil War.
He grew up in a poor family. Thus, the man was known as a self-educated person. Despite his living condition, he then became a lawyer, a state legislator in Illinois, and a House of Representatives’ one-term member.
As a family man, he was known for being an affectionate husband and father of four children.
Lincoln was in the time of the American Civil War. Hence, as a president, …show more content…
2. The division of the country: (4/3/1861)
In the 1860 presidential election, Abraham Lincoln won and became the 16th president of the United States. He, representing Republicans, opposed the idea of expanding slavery into the country’s western territories. On March 4, 1861, the day before Lincoln’s inauguration, seven slave states formed the “Confederacy” or the “South” (four more states joined after the Civil War was triggered). The anti-slave states that remained were known as the "Union" or the "North".
3. The American Civil War (1861-1865)
In the spring of 1861, the tension between the “North” and the “South” grew bigger and exploded into the American Civil War. Four more southern states joined in the Confederate after the war was triggered. The war lasted for 4 years and brought back nothing but a huge damage to the country in term of people and