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Abraham Lincoln

Name Abraham Thomas Lincoln.

Born: 12 February 1809 in Kentucky (USA).

Father: Thomas Lincoln.

Mother: Nancy.

Marriage: With Mary Todd (in 1842). Died: 15 April 1865.

Early life:

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky in a wooden house. His father’s name was Thomas Lincoln and his mother’s name was Nancy Lincoln. His descendants came from England and later settled in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

His great-grandfather was named Captain Abraham Lincoln, who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky in 1780. Captain Lincoln was assassinated by an Indian hunter-gatherer in 1786.

In March 1830, Abraham moved with his family to Macon County. Abraham was 22 years old at this time, he came here and started working as a laborer. Abraham Lincoln was 6’4 feet tall and he was lean and tall, but he was much stronger than his body.

He used to do small jobs at this time, like watchman, shopkeeper, etc. But in the end, he opened a general store. All this went on for a few years.

Abraham Lincoln did not like to work hard since childhood, due to which his family and neighbors used to call him lazy. He used to spend most of his time covering books and writing poems.

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His early education was from nomadic teachers rather than any school, who taught Lincoln a lot in a short period of time. Now when he grew up, Lincoln had the idea of ​​fighting against orthodox practices. Lincoln hated the atrocities on slaves from the beginning and wanted to abolish slavery.

The country was experiencing slavery practices, whites owned large farms in the southern states, and they used to call black people from Africa to work in their farms and were kept as slaves. The people of the northern states were against this practice of slavery and wanted to end it.

The Constitution of America is based on the equality of man. So that there was no place for slavery in the country, in this difficult time, Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860.

He wanted to solve the problem of slavery. The people of the southern states were against the abolition of slavery. This may threaten the unity of the country. The southern state was preparing to build a new country but. Abraham Lincoln wanted all the states to unite.

Married life

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, is known by most people as a hero for his kindness, struggle to rise from poverty to become President, and to get rid of slavery. Most people know about Lincoln even though he was born in harsh winter in a hut made of wooden rafters, walking for miles and borrowing books to read, and at night in a fireplace or a blacksmith shop Used to study in the light of a burning furnace. He worked from pig biting to woodcutting and working in the farms, being called the most honest lawyer of his city, arguing with Judge Douglas, and then becoming President of the US.

These are the things that people know about Abraham Lincoln. His poverty and early political failures (due to which he once retired from politics) are known as the most Painful and tragic events of his life.

Apart from all this, a big aspect of his life is such that people remain unfamiliar or know only those who have a special interest in Lincoln’s life. This is a side which some people consider to be the biggest tragedy of His life and also that if this tragedy had not happened, He would not have become the President of America.

He was married to Mary Todd in 1842 in ‘Spring Field’ town. William H. Hendron, his closest and his associate in advocacy for 20 years, wrote in Lincoln’s biography that the wedding day was the last day of happiness for Lincoln.

Talking about Mary Todd, he says that she was a high opinionated, arrogant, and dirty woman who knew the whole city to lose her temper. Mary’s sister, with whom she lived for many years, also said that Mary loved sparkle, power, and performance and she knew she was the most ambitious woman in the world.

Hendron says – This woman had great ambition and confidence, which is revealed by the fact that she had already said many years ago that she would marry the same person who would go on to become the President of America. People used to make fun of her on this matter, but she used to stick to it. She used to say this when nobody could even think in a dream of becoming the President of Lincoln struggling in advocacy.

After their marriage in October 1842, they stayed in Springfield for several days in the house of a woman named Catherine. Catherine told Hendron, referring to an incident, that Mary used to treat Lincoln like animals. Once at the breakfast table in the morning she became so angry that she hit a cup of hot tea on Lincoln’s mouth in front of everyone. According to Catherine, the shocking thing was that Lincoln did not get angry at this incident, he remained calm.

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Advocacy and study of Abraham Lincoln

Lincon Advocacy

In 1844, Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky in a wooden house trained in advocacy with William Hernand and after some time he became a lawyer. They did not earn much money by advocating, but they got mental peace and satisfaction from their advocacy, there is no coast of money in place of mental peace. He was very honest in his work, his story is famous even today.

Lincoln did not charge more than his clients who were ‘poor like him’. Once one of his clients given him twenty-five dollars, Lincoln returned ten dollars, said that 15 dollar is enough. Usually, he used to advise his clients to settle the matter by persuading them outside the court so that the money of both the parties is not wasted in litigation.

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In return, they used to get very low fees. Once a pension agent sought 200 fees from a martyred widow from her total of 400 Pension. Lincoln not only pleaded for the woman for free but also arranged for the cost of staying at her hotel and a return ticket.

Political Life and as a leader

In 1834, Lincoln started his political profession and was elected to the Illinois state legislature as a member of the Whig Party.

 After becoming a lawyer In 1854 Lincoln again entered in politics. He stood in many elections. He was then associated with the Whig Party, but after some time that party came to an end.

Became a member of the new Republican in 1856. He proved to be a very capable leader of this new party. At this time, he stood in the election for the Vice President and received very few votes, due to which he lost in this election.

Abraham Lincoln faced many problems. He wanted to protect the unity of the country at any cost. On February 1, 1861, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas separated and a civil war ensued. As the war progressed, Lincoln promised himself and launched an abolitionist movement for the country, and he was successful on it and said declared, (“A Nation cannot exist half free and half slave.”). Finally declared hostage-free in 1863 and became a document of slave freedom in the state, but slaves in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas did not obtain legal stakes.

Abraham Lincoln Death History

On April 14, 1865, at a Ford theater in the US capital, Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by noted actor and co-criminal John Wikes Booth in a cinema in the US capital of Washington DC when he was watching the drama “Our American Cousin”.

Interestingly, at the time Lincoln was shot, his personal security guard John Parker was not present with him.

John Wicks Booth, who shot Lincoln, was captured 10 days later from a farm in Virginia, where American soldiers killed him in an encounter.

In this way, an honest and most popular president of the country died.

Abraham Lincoln’s Quotes

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

― Abraham Lincoln

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

― Abraham Lincoln

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