Abe Lincoln - Life

When he was eighteen, his family moved to Illinois and he got a job on a cargo ship. He settled in New Salem on the Sangamon River, where he worked at various odd jobs. In 1832 he became Captain of a group of soldiers going to fight in the Black Hawk War. He never saw any action, but the respect of his men made him feel like a leader, which he enjoyed. When the war ended he picked up many odd jobs including postmaster, clerk and surveyor. He also began to study law.

In 1834 Lincoln was elected to the Illinois state legislature. He would be reelected 6 times. Eight years later he married Mary Todd, the daughter of a Kentucky banker. Soon after, he passed the Bar Exam. In 1847 he was elected to the House of Representatives, and in 1854 he ran for a seat in the senate, but did not get elec


 
 
 
 
 
 
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ENLIGHTENED SELF-INTEREST What possible reason... As in the case of Abe Lincoln, the capacity for empathy brings with it ... These rank high among life's pleasures, but cannot be experienced without the capacity ... (1342 5 )

Langston Hughes: Racism... It is Hughes' own life experiences with racism and prejudice that inspired his ... to the liberation of his people from slavery in his reference to Abe Lincoln. ... (1513 6 )

Abraham Lincoln & the Lincoln Myth... a burning ambition to a high station in life (Oates 51 ... His colleagues called him "Mr. Lincoln" or just "Lincoln" because he hated the nickname "Abe" (Oates 51 ... (1383 6 )

Poetry of Langston Hughes... to the slave history in America as he refers to Mississippi and Abe Lincoln and New ... The black man has drunk of their life-giving essences, and thereby borrowed ... (1500 6 )

Hughes' Poem... and flow of life, the transitory nature of one individual’s life in the ... above it”, and “heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln/went down ... (998 4 )

Langston Hughes' Autobiographical Poems... to the slave history in America as he refers to Mississippi and Abe Lincoln and New ... The black man has drunk of their life-giving essences, and thereby borrowed ... (757 3 )

 
 

 
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