ABRAHAM LINCOLN EARLY LIFE :
A man who served America as it’s 16th president. A man who did not let down America during its hardest time in civil war.
You will be surprised to know that Lincoln taught himself law and passed through the Bar exam in the year of 1836.
In this one side open shelter the family lived holding each others hand behind a blazing fire. Very soon, Abraham Lincoln’s father built a permanent shelter or cabin.
Then he bought the land on which it stood. Thomas was a sturdy pioneer. His father married Nancy Hanks and they had three children : Sara , Abraham and Thomas-who died in infancy.
After the death of Nancy his father brought another mother for his children. Her name was Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln. She already had two girl and a boy child of her own.
Sara had the same love and affection for all the children. She treated all the children as of her own. She never tried to be a step mother.
As Lincoln parents were illiterate completely. So,he got some formal education by himself. His parents support him morally. Once he said that” as a boy he had gone to school(by little)-a little now and a little then.
His entire schooling amounted to know more than one years attendance. His neighbor was recalled that how Lincoln used to walk for miles to borrow a book.
According to Lincoln’s statement his early surrounding provided “absolutely nothing to boost ambition for education.”
After this the young Lincoln did not got the chance to read more. But likely read a few book and that was “Parson weems”:-Life of memorable actions of George Washington ,with its story of little hatchet and the cherry tree.
“Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
“John Bunyan’s pilgrim’s progress” and he also read the book of Aesop’s Fables. He absorbed all that these books. He had absorbed as much as he can. His family bought only the Bible and Abe was very familiar to this book.
He was rawboned and lanky but he was also powerful. He himself got the mastery in mimic and story telling. As he was a gentleman, people readily attracted to him.
Lincoln and some of his friends took goods by flatboat to New Orleans, Louisiana. Where he first exposed to slavery. Anna Rutledge was his first romantic attraction ,whom he met when he first moved to New Salem by 1835.
Anna died in August on the same year due to typhoid fever. In 1840 ,Lincoln become engaged to “Mary Todd “.In 1844 they both bought a house in Springfield near Lincoln’s law office.
He was a very affectionate husband and father of four sons. Unfortunately only one son named Robert Lincoln survived till the maturity.
Who fought for enslavement ,For the development and to make America economically and politically independent.
Lincoln’s served as a captain in Illinois militia .On his first speech he observed that one man from the crowd was ready to attack him, then he grabbed the attacker by his neck and seat of his trouser and snap him there. Though he received 277 votes out of 300 votes cost the New Salem’s precinct.
Lincoln served as New Salem’s postmaster and as a county
In the year of 1843 ,Lincoln second state house campaign was held. But this time as a Whig. Then he followed 4 terms in the Illinois house representative for Sangamon country.
Illinois and Michigan voted beyond the white landlords to all white males ,but adapted a “free soil”. He was strictly against of slavery.
Lincoln admitted to Illinois bar in 1836 then he moved to Springfield and began the practice law under John T Stuart .Then in 1844 he began his practice with William Hedon.
Before it In the year of 1843 Lincoln sought in the whig nomination for Illinois seventh district seat in the US house of representative, but he was defeated by John J Hardin .
Lincoln pulled off strategy and again gained the nomination. In 1846 he won the election. He was assigned to
(i)committee on post office and post roads
(ii)Expenditure in the war department
Lincoln was teamed with Joshua R. Giddings on a deal to abolish slavery from the district of Colombia.