Abraham Lincoln English Essay- School Essay On Abraham Lincoln For Kids
|Subject||Write an English essay on Abraham Lincoln in your words.|
|Grade/Class||5th to 10th standard|
|Number of words||380 words|
|Age group||10 to 15 years|
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. He was the son of a poor farmer. But through his honesty and hard work, he became the greatest man of his time. He was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.
As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln had to help his father in the field. On many days he was not able to go to school as he was too busy working at home and in the field. But he was very fond of reading. He would keep awake late into the night reading his books and solving sums in arithmetic. Although he went to school for less than a year in all, he taught himself great many things.
Once Abraham wanted to read a book he could not afford to buy. So he walked twenty miles just to borrow it from his neighbor. The book was the biography of George Washington, the first President of U.S.A. He liked the book so much that he couldn’t put it away until he had finished it.
At the age of 22, he moved to the Illinois village of New Salem in 1831, and continued his self-education by borrowing books and teaching himself subjects such as grammar, history, mathematics, and law. He did different types of jobs before he settled as a highly successful lawyer. He was gradually drawn to politics. From 1847 to 1849 Lincoln served a single term in Congress. Lincoln served on the Illinois State Legislature for several terms. During that time he studied the law and began to work as a lawyer. Even though Lincoln lost the Senate race to Douglas, he was elected President in 1860. Lincoln was re-elected president in November of 1864. He wanted to preserve the unity of the country at any cost. A civil war broke out between the northern and southern states. He fought the war bravely and declared, ‘A Nation cannot exist half free and half slave.’ He won the war and kept the country united.
In 1862, Lincoln declared that from then onward all slaves would be free. This made him very popular among the people. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 and died the following day.
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