Biography of Abraham Lincoln

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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Biography of Abraham LincolnBy:Brian Bejarano

What Abraham Lincoln’s favorite sport?Abraham Lincoln was a tremendously skilled wrestler. Lincoln lived before sports and sports teams were popular in America. But he would always wrestled when he could. Abraham had an advantage to wrestling because he was very strong and very tall. Abraham Lincoln’s height was six feet and 4 inches. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest presidents there has been. (,

Who were Abraham's parents?The birth parents of Abraham Lincoln were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Thomas Lincoln was born on January 6, 1778, in Rockingham County, Virginia. Nancy Hanks Lincoln was born on February 5, 1784, in Hampshire County, (West) Virginia. On June 12, 1806, Nancy and Thomas Lincoln got married. Nancy Lincoln then died on October 5, 1818, because of a disease spread from cow milk. Thomas Lincoln passed away on January 17, 1851, because of Tuberculosis (heart failure) at the age of 73. Sarah Bush Johnston was Abraham’s step mother who was born on December 13, 1788 in Hardin County, Kentucky and died a natural death on April 12, 1869 the age of 80.

Who was Abraham Lincoln’s wife?Mary Todd Lincoln was born on December 13, 1818, in Lexington, Kentucky. She married politician and lawyer Abraham Lincoln on November 4, 1842. Their relationship was very unlikely because she came from a wealthy family and Abraham came from a poor family. Mary Todd met with Abraham Lincoln when she went to visit a sister in Springfield. Mary Todd was a person who took advantage of Abraham’s money and presidency. She used all of the money for the white house decorations they got from congress that was supposed to last four years. After her first child died people said she became insane, she said she could see ghosts in the white house and past presidents. When really she was just a sad and traumatized mother. Who wouldn’t be depressed from the loss of a son/daughter? (

How was Abraham's life as a child/growing up?Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. His mother was very religious and taught Abraham and his older sister (Sarah) about the Bible, Nancy believed in the importance of education. When Abe was nine, Nancy became very ill with “milk sickness”. After she died, Sarah and Abraham were left alone for six months with very little to eat and drink while their father looked for a new wife. He came back six months later with Sarah Bush Johnston and her three children (Abraham’s new family). (Kate Kelly)

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What was the beginning of Abraham’s education?Abraham Lincoln was a totally self-educated person. Where he was from school was limited so he learned from books. When he was nine years old his mother died from drinking milk from a cow that had poisonous snakeroot plant in its system. His father found a new wife and Abraham Lincoln's new mother began his childhood education. Sarah Bush Johnston (Abe’s new mother) had books for him to read and sent him to school. Everyone who could read and write in town was asked to be a teacher. So it was hard to have a teacher because the only time there was school was if there was a volunteer. (Brian Burns, Kate Kelly)

Who were Abraham Lincoln’s children?Abraham had four children who died very young except for one. Thomas Lincoln was one of the only children who got to live their teenage lives. Edward and William Lincoln did not get to live as a teenager. The reason of their young deaths are because of illnesses that had no cure at the time. Robert Todd Lincoln was the only child who got to live in his adulthood. He was born on August 1, 1843, in Springfield, Illinois. Robert Todd Lincoln was Abraham Lincoln’s first sons. In a strange coincidence shortly before President Lincoln’s assassination, Robert was saved from a serious potential train platform injury by Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth. (


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