Honest Abe

By Rosie Moore

Two weeks ago, I promised to write about Abraham Lincoln after I wrote about George Washington, but my computer wouldn’t cooperate, so I’m doing it this week.

Mr. Lincoln didn’t like to be called Abe but he really liked when people called him Honest Abe.

Born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky, his family moved later to Springfield, Illinois. In another one-room cabin, he studied to be a lawyer by candle light, and then became the sixteenth president of the United States.

In the speech, known as the Gettysburg Address, which he gave in Gettysburg. Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he reminded people of the importance of equality for all men as laid out in the Declaration of Independence. He also expressed the gravity of maintaining a union of democracy in the United States.

There were many good presidents of our country, but, to my mind, Washington and Lincoln are the greatest.

Here are some famous quotes from Honest Abe:

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

And last, but not least, Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

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