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Transcript of Abraham
His Father was Thomas Lincoln.
His Mother was Nancy Hanks.
. Sarah Grigsby was the only sibling to live to maturity
Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809
Main Idea One (Born/early life/parents):
Main Idea Two (Childhood/schooling):
. Lincoln himself stated that he had about one year of formal education
However, he was taught by many different individuals.
He loved to read and learn from any books he could get his hands on.
. He was very close to his stepmother who urged him to read
Main Idea Three (Young-adult Years/college/party affiliation):
. In 1832, Lincoln enlisted to fight in the Black Hawk War
He then joined the Independent Spy Corps. He saw no real action during his short stint in the military
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836. Lincoln served as a US Representative (1847-49)
He gave his famous "House Divided" speech after being nominated
Main Idea Four (Presidency/NO./Age/ First Lady/Terms/Vice President/Accomplishments/Afterwards):
Lincoln explained that while he was not asking for equality, he believed African-Americans should get the rights granted in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Lincoln lost the state election to Douglas.