Abraham Lincoln: Biography
Abraham Lincoln was born on 12th Feb, 1809 from Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. They lived on a barren farmland in rural Hardin, Kentucky. The devouring poverty never inhibited Lincoln’s burning enthusiasm for knowledge. Working on his father’s farm and digesting all the literature he could in his spare time, Lincoln taught himself useful education probably better than anything he would have received at school. Being born to parents who though the slave trade despicable, Lincoln’s hard path to abolish slavery in the entire country led him to becoming the most impressive, well remembered, and perhaps greatest president of the United States of America.
Famous as: 16th president of America
Born on: 12 February 1809
Born in: Kentucky, USA
Died in: 1965
Works and achievements: abolition of slavery system
Lincoln had to work very hard to attain his post as a lawyer in Illinois, and later as a congressman for the state. His oratory skills and debates won him national recognition with his formal education. The debate with Stephen Douglas in 1858, won the backing of the Republican Party and a nomination for president. With a drive that knew no limit, he began his crusade to become the first Republican President of the United States.
|With a country on the brink of civil war, Lincoln, with great care and planning, was able to keep the Union States staunchly cemented in their cause, where he called for nearly 100,000 soldiers to fight for the preservation of their country. The Confederate’s attack on Fort Sumter was the final straw that led the United States to war.|
In 1863, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that declared all slaves free men. With the end of the civil war in 1864, Lincoln was re-elected president for a second time. His southern re-building efforts have gone down in history as amazingly generous, allowing time to heal and encouraging southerners to move ahead with the all the great prosperity and liberties they had enjoyed before.
During Abraham’s in office, he had established the Department of Agriculture, the income tax, constructed the transcontinental railroad, and declared a model that influenced the operation of all State-run universities.