Presidental Paper- Abraham Lincoln .docx - Mei Zhang HIS...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 6 pages.

Mei Zhang HIS 203 Winter 2018Presidential Research Paper: Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was later on elected as the sixteenth president against Douglas and Breckinridge. As the first republican to win the presidency, prominent action followed in the near future. During his service as the president, the civil war occurred, which became the highlight of his service to America. Since adolescence, Abraham Lincoln has shown strong signs of interest in social justice, which he later on demonstrates during the Civil War crisis. Sadly a tragedy occurred during his presidency that promptly ended his time with us, but the causes he gave up his life for has already taken effect, continuing two decades later, until the present.Despite being born from a humble family, Lincoln was unexpectedly smart. He was knownfor “-very little formal education but read voraciously when not working on his father’s farm.” Derived from Lincoln’s childhood friend, Lincoln was always “red-eyed and tousle-haired as he pored over books late into the night.” At age of seven his family moved from the neutral state Kentucky to Indiana where slavery was prohibited, there his sensitivity to social injustice grew. He would on numerous occasions participate in debates and give speeches to other children. As he became an adult, he traveled around, co-owned a store and even enlisted as a militia captain, partaking in the Black Hawk War of 1832. With a such strong dedication to live a better life, it is said that his aspirations to succeed was unparalleled. With a strong sense of Justice, bravery, and kindness, His personality was a big part of the reason how he was elected as president with such a big lead on popular votes.
Fast forward to the election of the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln ran as a Republican, and won the popular vote at 40 percent, making him part of history of becoming the first Republican president. With previous presidents identifying as democrats, whigs, or

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture