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  • Abraham Lincoln For The Presidency
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    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the U. S (1861-1865) who brought the Union to victory in the Civil War. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. His father was Thomas Lincoln and his mother was Nancy Hanks, both were pioneer farmers. When Abraham Lincoln was two they moved to nearby Knob Creek, Indiana. The following year his mother died. In 1819 Abraham Lincoln's father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a kind widow who gained Abraham Lincoln's friendship. Abraham Lincoln grew up...
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates Of 1858
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    ... he Kansas problem with inspiration and determination. Lincoln felt that no group should be able to take away a individual's God-given right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", blacks were "our equals" (Holzer 236). Lincoln was so dedicated to this topic, and would not give up. He wanted to prove to the town of Galesburg that slavery was "a moral and political wrong". Lincoln would use the law whenever he had the chance. "The Republican press hailed the Galesburg encounter as an...
  • Civil Wars A Commander In Chief Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history-the Civil War. He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president. Early Life Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County, Ky. Indians had killed his grandfather, Lincoln wrote, "when he was laboring to open a farm in the forest" in 1786; this tragedy left his father, Thomas Lincoln, "a wander...
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates
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    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was always known as a good and honest man. There are many other opinions that refute this statement. Many theories say that Lincoln was far from good and honest. Throughout his life he tried to do good then as president he tried to hold a nation together by tactics that could be looked at as unpleasant. Abraham Lincoln is considered a hero to many, but he could also be looked at to be a hypocrite and a racist because of his ideas about the Negro race and slave pol...
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates
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    In 1858, there was a great struggle within the state of Illinois for a seat in the Senate. The well know Stephen A. Douglas, the favored candidate, was excepted to win. Abraham Lincoln was not a well known candidate. In a struggle for the possible position, Lincoln proposed that he and Douglas organize a series of debates, so that both men might "divide time, and address the same audiences during the same canvass". Douglas accepted, and he feared that he had "everything to lose from a joint appe...
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates Of 1858
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    Before engaging in the debates with Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Lincoln was relatively unknown in the political world and was just beginning his career in politics. Abraham Lincoln's reputation was just starting to grow, and his life was about to make a drastic change. The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 were a turning point in Abraham Lincoln's political career. After being nominated to the Illinois legislature, Lincoln gave his famous "House Divided" speech which caused much grief between the ...
  • 1858 Illinois Campaign Douglas
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    Stephen A. Douglas was born in Brandon, Vermont on April 23, 1813. His father, a young physician of high standing, died suddenly when Stephen was two months old, and the widow with her two children retired to a farm near Brandon. This is where Stephen lived with her until he was fifteen years old. He attended school during the three winter months and working on the farm the remainder of the year. He wanted to earn his own living so he went to Middlebury and became an apprentice in the cabinetmak...
  • Democratic Senator Stephen A Douglas
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    Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the son of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, pioneer farmers. At the age of two he was taken by his parents to nearby Knob Creek and at eight to Spencer Co., Ind. The following year his mother died. In 1819 his father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a kindly widow. Lincoln grew up a tall, gangling youth, who could hold his own in physical contests and also showed great intellectual promise, although he had little formal education. After m...
  • Douglas States
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    Eric Wheeler Period 2 December 17, 1996 AP US History - Lincoln / Douglas Debates - In 1858, Lincoln challenged Douglas for his seat in the senate. Lincoln asked him four questions, in which he tried to make Douglas make a mistake resulting in either the north, or the south to loose Douglas's favor. The questions were as follows: Question 1: "If the people of Kansas shall, by means entirely unobjectionable in all other respects, adopt a state constitution, and ask admission into the Union under ...
  • Stephen Douglas And Abraham Lincoln
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    NAME- ABRAHAM LINCOLN Do you know that guy who's on the famous penny and five dollar bill Well that's just one of the accomplishments Abraham Lincoln decided to do. Not to many people remember him for what he did, but only because of the money he is printed on. Do you ever wonder how he became President of the United States Or even what he did in real life that affected our lives today Well this report will explain how, when, where, and why he did everything. On February 12, 1809 the tallest pre...
  • Equiano And Douglas
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    Olaudh Equiano, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglas have all been described as abolitionists. Equiano is the eldest of the three and his writings were a model for slave narratives. Douglas is very similar to Equiano in a way that they are both descriptive. Lincoln is different because he is the only caucasian one out of the three. Equiano was sold for slavery out of Nigeria at the age of twelve. His sister was also taken at the same time. Equiano's name was changed as he went through American...
  • Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln
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    Table of Contents Section I ~ Prelude to War The Kansas-Nebraska Act 2 The Dred Scott Case 3 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4 Illustrations of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates 5 Section II ~ War The Battle of Antietam 6 Illustration of the Battle of Antietam 7 The Emancipation Proclamation 8 The Draft Riots 9 Section ~ Reconstruction The Assassination of Lincoln 10 Illustration of Lincoln's Assassination 11 The Black Codes ~ The Freedmen's Bureau 12 Bibliography 13 The Kansas-Nebraska Act In the 1850's ...
  • Of Lincoln's Campaign Posters
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    "A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS' "A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS' A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS A picture is worth a thousand words. During the 1860 election Republican presidential nominee, Abraham Lincoln was hoping this common expression was factual. Lincoln told one supporter, "By the lesson of the past, and the united voice of all discreet friends, I am neither (to) write or speak a word for the public. ' According to a presidential historian, Arthur Schlesinger, "Lincoln wa...
  • Election Of Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln – Bio Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents, Nancy Hanks Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln were struggling pioneer farmers living in west central Kentucky. Abraham had been named after Thomas's father, Abraham, who had been shot and killed by an Indian, why the former was working in the fields in 1784. As soon as Abraham could walk, he was sent to the fields to fetch water and gather berries and wild nuts. Farm work had left little ...

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