Abraham Lincoln Essay

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Abraham Lincoln has influenced the world a great deal. He has influenced the world with his achievements, and his outlook on humanity. His views will have a lasting influence on the world for all time. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, and one of the greatest leaders in American history. He was a noble, humane man who stood out because of his strong opinions. He was a superb politician, lawyer, congressman, and president. Lincoln had a lasting influence on American political and social views. Sadly his life was cut short, when he was shot and killed. On February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born. He was born along the rivers of Kentucky. Lincoln spent most of his days farming, fishing, hunting, and doing chores. In 1816, Abraham and the Lincolns moved to Indiana. Soon the young Abraham Lincoln became very skilled in many lines of work, especially the axe. Abraham was big for his age when he began work, with an axe, at 9 till he was 24. In 1830 an epidemic of milk sick was rumored in Indiana. So in March 1830 Lincoln and his family set out for Illinois country. That same year Lincoln attended a political rally and was persuaded to speak on the behalf of a local candidate. It was Lincoln’s first political speech. Lincoln was said, to have given the best speech of the day. Little did he know this would be the start of a brilliant political career.In 1831 Lincoln made a trip to New Orleans. There he started his political career. As soon as Lincoln arrived he joined a local political debate. There he mastered the art of debate. He met many new people and they all respected him and his skill to debate. When Lincoln would debate, he would always have a very unique style, and the ability to persuade anyone with reason, and an argument. Abraham Lincoln had a brief military career. It started in 1832 when he ran for a seat at the Illinois House of

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