Abe Lincoln by Sterling North

By Sterling North

Abraham Lincoln used to be born to a negative relatives at the American frontier. He was once a troublesome employee, yet he sought after greater than a farmer's lifestyles. As he realized concerning the problems with his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the kingdom legislature. quickly the farm boy may develop into the intense orator and well-liked president who eventually proclaimed freedom for all americans. concentrating on Lincoln's early life and early manhood, this booklet explores the folks and occasions that formed considered one of America's maximum presidents.

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He studied under five teachers—two in Kentucky and three in Indiana—but his entire schooling amounted to less than one year. His three Indiana schoolmasters were named Crawford, Dorsey, and Sweeney (or Swaney). His schoolbooks were probably Webster’s blueback speller, Pike’s Arithmetic, and the Bible. All of these frontier “subscription schools” were very much alike. Tuition for each pupil was usually paid in farm produce such as ham or cornmeal or in coonskins. The school building itself was a log cabin.

Louis while the others continued to New Orleans. Back home in Illinois after this second trip to New Orleans, Abe made his way to New Salem on the bluff above the dam. The future president of the United States was only too grateful to be wanted as a clerk in a little log-cabin store, in a village of less than a hundred settlers. 7 New Salem and the Black Hawk War Then I got to New-Salem … where I remained … as a sort of Clerk in a store. Then came the Black-Hawk war; and I was elected a Captain of Volunteers—a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since.

The Land of Canaan, the Promised Land of milk and honey on the far side of the Wabash! How frequently “greener pastures” have beckoned to such restless tribes as this one! Tom Lincoln sold his farm for what little it would bring. Farewells were said to friends and neighbors. Soon the wagons, piled high with household goods, women, and children, began their jolting, creaking journey behind the plodding oxen. Abe drove one of the teams, cracking a joke “every time he cracked a whip,” or so it seemed to Dennis Hanks.

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