ISBN 9789350880487,A Complete Biography Abraham Lincoln

A Complete Biography Abraham Lincoln



Mahaveer Publishers

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789350880487

ISBN-10 9350880482

Paper Back

Language (English)

History & Politics

On February 12, 1809, a boy was born to a couple in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, named the child for Thomas' father, Abraham. The Lincolns shifted to Perry County, Indiana, and in a fit of milk sickness, the young boy's mother died. He grew up in Indiana, under the care of his sister until their father remarried. Soon, he began to show the ability for taking up responsibility and soon acquired a reputation for brawn and audacity. When he was 23, Abraham tried his hand in business, eventually giving it up to join the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War. He served as a captain in the war and returned to contest for the August 6 elections for the Illinois General Assembly. He later decided to become a lawyer and studied by himself, reading voraciously. He failed in his first campaign, but succeeded in his second attempt in 1834. He moved to Springfield, Illinois after being admitted to the Bar. He practiced law under several notable lawyers and later served four consecutive terms in the Illinois House of Representatives as a Whig representative from Sangamon County. He eventually found his way to the fight for the abolition of slavery, returning to politics to fight the pro-slavery Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. He spoke in Peoria, Illinois against slavery and stated his case against the act. His speeches and his charisma made him a figurehead for the fight, and he was soon nominated for the U.S. Senate in 1858. In 1860, he was set to take centre stage as he received his first endorsement to run for the presidency. On November 6, 1860, the boy who was born in a farm was elected as the 16th President of the United States of America. History forever remembers his name, and it shall continue to do so for all his contributions to the country. His role in the American Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation cemented his name in the concrete path of human history, and it is a name that deserves both awe and respect. This book is the complete story of his life and his eventual assassination. This is the story of Abraham Lincoln.