Abraham Lincoln and History

A man enters the room, he’s standing at about 6 feet and 2 inches, and he is wearing an especially tall hat. It’s Abraham Lincoln! He is mostly known for being the 16th president in the United States. He was also probably the most important person in the Black Hawk war.

Abraham Lincoln was born in a farm on February 12, 1809, his parents, being farmers. Abraham Lincoln was born in a wooden log cabin. In 1811, Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln, moved his family to a new farm that he bought at Knob Creek, and like all the young farmers. Lincoln learned how to hoe, husk corn, plant, build fires, and chop wood.

Lincoln began learning at a schoolhouse when he was six years old. He learned to read, write, and more. But he loved writing the most. He would always write everywhere he went. But his father didn’t find education helpful at the farm for farm work. However, Thomas’s wife, Sarah, wanted Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln) to study. Abraham Lincoln faced many challenges in his life. Such as being a captain for the Black Hawk War. Or being the one to be president, chief of the military, in the Civil War.

Lincoln got assassinated on April 15, 1865 and was known as “Honest Abe” for how honest he was. He was so honest, he would give back extra change if the cashier gave extra change. A fun fact is that Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated! That really wasn’t much of a “fun fact” was it…

Abraham Lincoln’s inspiration was from George Washington. When Abe was reading, he read the farewell words of George Washington. Abe’s passion to protect the union motivated him to become a president. Abraham Lincoln wanted to free all slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation. John Todd Stuart helped Abe a lot, he gave Lincoln a law book which helped Abe to become a Lawyer. Abraham Lincoln’s goals were to free all the slaves in the United States of America. Martin Luther King Jr. Is like Abraham Lincoln because they both helped in the Civil War. A real fun fact is that Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president, standing 6 feet 4 inches! Another fun fact is that on the day of Abe’s assassination, he told his body guard that he had a dream where he got assassinated!

Abraham Lincoln inspires me because of how hard he worked. Abe’s work freed slaves and much more. A habit that I have that will help me be more like him is that I also work hard, but it isn’t much of a “habit”. It’s just the only way I can “connect” with Abraham Lincoln. Three habits I want to have/learn to be more like Abe are to work harder, want to write more, and to read more.