ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln was one of our nation’s greatest presidents. He was the 16th US president. Even though his family was poor, he worked himself to the highest office in the US. As president of the US, he led our country through one of our most difficult times, the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. The Lincoln Family then moved to Konob Creek, Kentucky. The farm work was really hard. They moved to Indiana to have more land. There, Abraham’s mom died of poison in the milk. Then they moved back to Kentucky, where Abraham’s dad married Sarah Bush Johnston. Abraham called his stepmother, “My angel mom.” Then Abraham started working. He was most skilled at clearing forests. He was also really good at making fences. He was good because he was big for his age and could use the ax really well. He was so good that people started calling him, “the rail splinter.” Then he grew up and graduated from a college in Illinois, and got his degree in law. On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to be the 16th president. Right after he was elected, he went straight to the Civil War. The Civil War started on July 4, 1861. No American president had ever faced such a crisis. Lincoln had to find for himself the necessary powers to preserve, protect, and defend. In 1862 President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was a bill to set most of the slaves free. Two years after that, President Lincoln helped win the Civil War against the Confederacy. I think that President Lincoln was a great president. He worked very hard to do what he did. I thought president Lincoln made some really good decisions and stuck by them.
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