Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, and died on April 15, 1865, at fifty-six, when he was assassinated by a Confederate sympathizer by the name of John Wilks Booth. Lincoln had four children, with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, and their names were: Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, and finally Edward Baker Lincoln. Sadly however, only Robert survived to see adulthood.
As most of y’all know, Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States of America. He believed in equal rights and opportunities, but he also believed it should be up to the states to decide whether or not to enforce slavery, and who gets to vote. He believed that slavery was morally wrong, but he didn’t believe that black people should have the same rights as white people, this information became clear during a political debate in 1858, where he expressed that he believed that black people should not be able to vote, intermarry white people, hold office, or serve on juries. So, while I believe he truly wanted to do good, he obviously wasn’t perfect.
Before Lincoln became president, he was a lawyer. He was a lawyer for twenty-five years before he decided to make the change.
As we can tell Lincoln was a good and hardworking man. He was not by any means perfect, but you can tell he did his best.
All we can ask of each other is that each and everyone of us gives life our all, no matter what we do, and we saw Lincoln do that in each job he worked. That’s what we need in a president today.