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Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincolns ancestors came from Hingham England and settled in Hingham Massachusetts in 1637 His father Thomas Lincoln was born in Rockingham County Virginia in 1778 His grandfather was also named Abraham and he was killed by a Native American while clearing land for a farm in 1786 On June 12 1806 Thomas Lincoln married Nancy Hanks In 1807 they had a daughter named Sarah In 1809 Abraham was born They later had their second son but he died during infancy Abraham lived in Kentucky in a log cabin He was married to Mary Todd and had four children However only one reached maturity He grew up swinging an ax on his frontier homesteads in Kentucky Indiana and Illinois His mother died and that led him to suffer from a deep depression He lost his job but eventually graduated from Decatur College There were many good things that happened to Abraham Lincoln Among them were he became a great lawyer Abraham Lincoln was six feet four inches tall He liked to carry letters bills and notes in his tall stovepipe hat After serving in the Black Hawk War in 1830 he began his political career as a Representative of Illinois in the House of Representatives from 1847 to 1849 He created a national banking system and standardized currency with the National Banking Act in February 1863 He issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1 1863 Abraham Lincoln was involved in politics and eventually became the sixteenth President of the United States He was the tallest President He was also the first president to be assassinated Lincoln was known as a storyteller and a jokester but he suffered from deep depression As president Abraham Lincoln helped to keep together the Amenzan Union during the fighting of the Civil War He also abolished slavery because he felt no one should be owned or enslaved Abraham Lincoln is one of the most respected Presidents in
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