Abraham Lincoln was the son of a poor farmer. He was born in 1809 and his childhood was spent in hard work. He helped his father on their small farm. But in 1816, when Abraham was only 7 years old, his father lost his farm and his family moved to another part of the country.
Abraham loved his mother but in 1818 she died. His father married again and the second wife was a good mother to him. The family was poor and young Abraham could not get many books.
His favorite ones were and by Daniel Defoe. He went to school one year. But Abraham worked hard and later became a lawyer.
In 1847 he was elected a member of the US Congress. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the USA. During the civil war between the North and the South, Lincoln was named Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army and in 1865 the war was won.
In 1864 Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the USA for the second time. But his enemies couldn’t let Lincoln continue his good work for the freedom of slaves. On April 14, 1865 the President and his wife visited a theatre in Washington. During the performance Lincoln was shot by an actor who didn’t approve his policy.
He died on April 15.