Abraham Lincoln

Birthday: February 12, 1809
Nationality: American
Famous: Quotes By Abraham Lincoln Poorly Educated
Died At Age: 56
Born Country: United States
Born In: Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States
Famous As: American President.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm), 6'4" Males
Political Ideology: Republican (1854–1865), National Union (1864–1865)
Spouse/Ex-: Mary Todd
Father: Thomas Lincoln
Mother: Nancy Lincoln
Siblings: Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, Thomas
Children: Edward Baker, Robert Todd Lincoln
Died On: April 15, 1865
Place Of Death: Petersen House, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Personality: INTP
Diseases & Disabilities: Asperger's Syndrome, Depression
Cause Of Death: Assassination
U.S. State: Kentucky
Ideology: Republicans

Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America’s greatest heroes. At one time, Abraham’s father Thomas had been one of the richest men in the country. However, when Abraham was around 7 year his father lost all his wealth.

Thus, young Lincoln grew up poor and with no formal education, he willingly took responsibility of all the difficult chores expected to be done by him. He became a skilled axe man at building rail fences. It is believed that Lincoln had to split four hundred rails to pay for each yard of homespun brown jeans to make his trousers.

Lincoln also gave his father all earnings from his work for third parties until reached the age of 21. But there was one thing that was not so normal about Abraham. He loved to study! Lincoln’s entire formal education consisted of around 18 months of classes from various itinerant teachers, everything else he learned on his own. He would do anything for books, devouring every book he came across and happily going without sleep in order to learn. He would borrow books from a neighbor in the evening, read them through the right by the light of the fireplace, and return them in the morning.

One of the subjects he had been passionate about learning was English grammar, he constantly aspired to speak correctly; but grammar books were hard to come by at that time. In fact, once he’d heard of a man eight miles away who had one, so he walked the eight miles to borrow it. Later when he got a job as a clerk in a country store, he devoted all his spare time to read. Lincoln had also found himself a lawyer friend who sometimes visited the store to explain what Lincoln could not understand in the book.

It is nice to understand how life progressed for Abraham. He began as an illiterate and become a very good axe man. He then went on to be a clerk. Then he taught himself the mathematics of land survey and become a surveyor. He worked as a postmaster and latter graduated from law school.

His career in politics off in 1846 when he was elected as a member of congress. Abraham Lincoln faced many obstacles before becoming the 16th President who changed the history his country.

Black men were slaves in most of the states in US when Abraham was born. But, thanks to the foresight, hard work, love and sacrifice of this white man, the country changed and grew to be nation that we know today.