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Biography of Abraham Lincoln , the success story of 16th American Former President Abraham Lincoln

He is the 16th President of The United States . His father's was a farmer and his family was very poor , Living in a small one-room log cabin . While Lincoln was still very young , his family moved to Indiana and then again to llinois . He only went to school for one year but he loved books and learning and taught himself as much as he could
                                            
Born : He was born February 12 , 1809 at Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

Father name : His father name was Thomas Lincoln .

Mother's name : His mother name was Nancy Hanks Lincoln .

Children : He had four children ( Robert Lincoln , Edward Lincoln , Willie Lincoln , Tad Lincoln )

Political party : Whig(before 1854)
                           Republican(1854-1864)
                     National Union(1864-1865)

All about Abraham Lincoln's : He is the 16th President of The United States . His father's was a farmer and his family was very poor , Living in a small one-room log cabin . While Lincoln was still very young , his family moved to Indiana and then again to llinois . He only went to school for one year but he loved books and learning and taught himself as much as he could .

When he was 22 years old Abraham Lincoln left home and started to work at a General Store . When he worked at general store and there he got his nick name Honest Abe . Once a customer accidentally overpaid by a few pennies and that night when the store closed , Abraham Lincoln walked four miles to take the money back .

In 1832 , Lincoln ran in an election to become a member of the llinois State Legislature but he lost . After that he served as a captain in the army . In 1834 , Abraham Lincoln elected to the llinois State Legislature as a member of the Whig Party . Then he started working as a lawyer . After being admitted to the in 1837 , he moved to Springfield , llinois and began to practice in the John T. Stuart law firm .

He got married with Mary Todd in November 4, 1842 at the age of 33 . In 1846 , he was elected to the US House of Representatives . In 1860 , he ran for president at the age of 51 . It was a difficult time in the United states . The north and the south  disagreed on a lot of things and it was getting worse . One thing they disagreed on was slavery . The northern states didn't want any more slavery . The southern states want to kept their slaves . Abraham Lincoln did not like slavery .

In 1960 , he was elected president of the republican Party .  Because he had the support of the northern states . He had almost no support from the southern states . As soon as he became president , southern states began seceding from the Union . That means they decided , they did not want to be part of the United States anymore . President Lincoln was determined to keep the country together and in 1861 the war started . It was a civil war . A terrible Bloody war that lasted in 4 years .

On January Ist 1863 , Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation , an order that freed all the slaves in the southern states . A few years later , he helped to pass the 13th amendment to the Constitution which made slavery illegal everywhere in the United States . The Civil War finally finished on April 9 , 1865 . President Lincoln wanted to put the country back together and also wanted to help the south rebuild .

He is widely considered to be one of the greatest president in American history . His guidance during the Civil War and his guarding of Human Liberty make him an American Hero . His face is on pennies and five dollar bills . He was included in Mount Rushmore and the memorial for him stands in Washington DC . Less than a week after the ending of the Civil War . Lincoln and his wife were watching a play at the Ford theatre in Washington DC , there he was shot in the head by a man  named John Wilkes Booth . Abraham Lincoln died the next morning . On April 15 , 1865 at the age of 56 he died . He was the first American President which was died due to murder.

"You Cannot Escape The Responsibility Of Tomorrow By Evanding It Today".
                                                                                           ............. Abraham Lincoln .

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