What I have Learned about Lincoln so far by Ms. Dimeo’s class v46
Lincoln only attended school for about 1 year his whole life. Lincoln’s family lived on the frontier in the United states he was born 1809 in Kentucky. The word that best describes his childhood is poor. Lincoln’s family depended on him to work like a man from the time he was a small child. This was the main reason he did not go to school. When Lincoln was very young his mother died. This effected Lincoln greatly. The family moved to Illinois. His father married a woman named Sarah. Lincoln loved his stepmother and she encouraged Lincoln to read.
When Lincoln was around 19 he went to deliver goods to New Orleans on the Mississippi river. There he sees slavery for the first time. This made Lincoln very sad and shocked him.
Later Lincoln worked in a general store, here he finally learned basic math skills. He also volunteered in the Black hawk war. After that he runs for state representative he does not win at first but he meets people who encourage to become a lawyer. It is very unusual for someone who has not attended school to become a lawyer.