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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