Lincoln was born in Hardin county Kentucky. He was born on Febru
ary 12th, 1809. Lincoln had an older sister named Sarah. He would
become the 16th president. He would evenutally be killed as president.
His mother’s name was Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His mother died from
Milk sickness. He and his family lived in a log cabin. His father was a man who
did not go to school, he was a farmer. His name was Thomas Lincoln. As
a child Lincoln lived on the frontier. The frontier was unsettled land in the United States. This land was a wilderness, survival meant that all of the families had to work together, trading, bartering and helping each other or they would die.
This made Lincoln able to work with other people, it made him a good communicator. He had to get along with his neighbors in order to survive.
He is considered one of the greatest U.S. presidents and is said to be the great communicator. He did not get to attend school because he had to work hard. He
taught himself to read. He loved reading. He would travel on foot for even miles
to borrow a book.He was determined to become educated. Lincoln was not formally educated but he was self taught and he still learned. This man Lincoln would become president when
the United states was divided by the issue of slavery. He would be the
president during the Civil war. When Lincoln was little his family moved
to Illinois. Lincoln had a very close relationship with his mother. She loved him
and encouraged him. He missed her when she died. He was only 9
years old when she died. Lincoln had a very hard childhood and in
some ways it made him who he would become.
His father Thomas did not believe in slavery and he did not like it either.
Perhaps this is why Lincoln also did not believe in slavery, Lincoln did not
not get along with his father but they shared this belief.