COMPARE AND CONTRAST - David Swanson EN 111 Compare and...

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David Swanson EN 111 Compare and Contrast Paper 4 April 2012 We Shall All Be Free The concept of a president came about in 1776 when the colonies were finally freed from England, and our Independence Day was declared. These parties responsible for this concept hoped that a president would be the voice of the people. This has been the role of a president ever since. Today, a president must, at minimum, be at least 35 years of age, have lived in the United States for a minimum of 14 years, and have been born on U.S soil. After all, this is the most important job in the United States. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were two examples of what the people wanted. They wanted a president who would fight for equality and protect the nation. Lincoln and Kennedy not only met the people’s criteria but also met the standards to become president. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were two of the nations most beloved and popular presidents of all time. The reason for their success and popularity is deeply rooted in their family history, and their ability to lead in the present while still looking toward the interests of future generations. President Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky to Nancy Hanks Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln in their small one room log home. His father, Thomas, was a frontiersman and a well-respected individual throughout their community. He bought and sold land, but because of a faulty property case, he was required to give up his land and the family moved to Indiana. When Abraham was just nine years old, his mother passed away. Abraham had one younger brother who passed away at birth and one older sister who was
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just two years older than he was. His sister Sarah tended to the family when their mother passed.
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