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"Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Harden County, Kentucky". He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

When Lincoln was 9 years of old his family and him moved to Indiana. As Lincoln grew up he loved to read and learn how to work in the fields. Lincoln's father was the exact opposite, and because of this it pushed their relationship apart. "In 1828 Lincoln made his first flatboat trip to New Orleans, in that same year his sister died giving birth to a little girl." Lincoln and his family moved west to Illinois in 1831. The next year Lincoln made a second flatboat trip to New Orleans. "While living in Illinois he briefly served in the Black Hawk War and made a non-successful run for the Illinois legislature 1832." He then ran for legislature again in 1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840 and won all four times. In 1842 Lincoln married a woman by the name of Mary Todd and over the next 11 years they had four children: Robert, Edward, William, and Thomas ("Tad"). On June 16, 1858 Lincoln gave his famous "House divided" speech. "On November 6, 1860 Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States." After Lincoln was elected president many if the southern states feared Republican control of the government and decided to secede from the union. Because of this Lincoln faced the crisis of any president before him. Lincoln raised and army and fought to save the union from deteriorating

President Abraham Lincoln life before a president was just as normal as everyone else that lived in that time frame. Lincoln did not attend any colleges, instead he read at home. His occupations before he became president were: Carpenter, Store clerk, rail-splitter, Lawyer, Farmer, and he a congressman. He was 6' 4" and is considered the tallest president. His favorite hobbies and sports were Walking, and wrestling. He loved horses and riding horses. President Lincoln was only 9 years of age when his mother, Nancy Hanks, died of Milk Sickness, a disease obtained from drinking the milk of cows which had grazed on poisonous white snakeroot. Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, remarried



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