Abrahm Lincoln Essay

701 words - 3 pages

Abraham Lincoln was arguably one of the most important presidents of the
19th century. He freed slaves and solved more problems then just that. Abraham
Lincoln was born on. February,12th,1809.
"I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both
born in Virginia, of undistinguished families--second families, perhaps I should say. My
mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks.... My father ...
removed from Kentucky to ... Indiana, in my eighth year.... It was a wild region, with
many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up.... Of course
when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and
cipher ... but that was all." ( Lincoln, Abraham " the presidents of the United States of
America") Even while Lincoln worked on a farm and in a store he still maintained his
knowledge. While Lincoln had a very unique ...view middle of the document...

This made the south very angry with the north and they soon went into
battle over slavery. But in the end the north won and slaves were finally free. Abraham
was very proud of what he had done but he never let people forget the civil war. But
before the war was over his four years were up so he went up for re-election and to no
ones surprise he won re-election in 1864. As the war was closeing to a end so Abraham
welcomed the south to rejoin with the rest of there country they accepted but still
disagreed with the slaves being free. As president he lead America in a very hopeful
direction by freeing slaves, as stated in the beginning he was arguably one of the most
important presidents in American history. Sadly all good things have to end and a joyful
Friday in 1865 he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in fords theater. Lincoln was
shot in the head and then John made a break for it and jumped of the balcony that
Lincoln was on then landing onto the stage and breaking his leg in the process. John
escaped but he wouldn't be living for very long. Back at the theater Lincoln was still alive
but just barely sadly he didn't make it. As John was still out in the world Lincoln's body
was being transported by train. For multiple days Lincoln sat on that train and he stunk
up most of the train with the smell of a decaying body. John was later caught just twelve
days after the assassination he was hiding in a barn when soldiers found him. They
snuck up to him lite the barn on fire and fired there guns making sure john would pay for
what he had done. But when John assassinated Lincoln he had a thought on his mind
which he thought that if he killed the president it would greatly help the south. It had no
such affect and actually worsened what had already been done so by doing what he did
he made everything worse in one way or another. As Lincoln was deceased he was
buried many times due to the fact that everyone would try to steal his body. So Lincoln
was eventually moved near the White House where he had a statue made this is where
Lincoln was finally put to rest inside the statue.

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