- from Lincoln
Young Abe Lincoln wasn’t a person that people thought would grow up to be president. Sure, he worked hard when he had to.
But if he got any free time, he’d read a book. When he wasn’t reading, he was telling funny stories.
But young Abe wasn’t lazy. He had strong beliefs. He also knew how to express them. That took the “poor, lean” fellow without much schooling from a log cabin to national fame. His sense of justice and his way with words made him a good lawyer and debater. They also made him a great speaker and writer. Eventually, they made him the 16th president of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln became more than a president. He became one of the most famous and respected people in history. Lincoln led the U.S. through the Civil War, the greatest crisis in its history. He tried to make America live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence. He truly believed that “all men are created equal.” And that they have the rights to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
For his dedication to those ideals, he will never be forgotten. But he also did so much more than that.