Essay on Abraham Lincoln

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On February 12, 1809 a boy was born unto Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Who would know that this son of a farmer and a boy with not much education would grow up to be not only the 16th President of the United States but also one of the most famous speakers in history. I will chronicle for you some of the most remembered and effective public addresses of President Abraham Lincoln.
     Lincoln’s rise to presidency was a lengthy one. His first political speech came in 1830 after he and his family moved to Illinois where they settled on undeclared land along the Sangamon River; he was in favor of improving navigation on this river.
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citizen and as a non-citizen, the court stated he had no rights and could not sue and must remain a slave. Lincoln reacted with disgust to the ruling and was spurred into political action, publicly speaking out against it. Overall, this decision had the effect of widening the political and social gap between North and South and took the nation closer to the brink of Civil War.
     Lincoln is nominated to be the Republican senator from Illinois and gives the House Divided Speech at the state convention in 1858.
“We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the      avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.””
     Mr. Lincoln gives forth an impassioned political Speech at New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. He wishes to get on with the question of slavery so other matters can be attended to.
“It is true that all of us- and by that I mean, not the Republican party alone, but the whole American people, here and elsewhere- all of us wish this question settled and wish it out of the way. It stands in the way, and

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