THESIS STATEMENT:With an understanding that a fervent passion for God and a willingness to serve it is possible that a country be bettered and lives can forever be changed.These are the times of Abraham Lincoln.
IV. CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN HISTORY.
It is through the hardest times that the greatest men are revealed.Abraham Lincoln will forever be remembered and loved by a multi-racial, freed union of states.Lincoln possessed the attributes necessary to present a strong front in the weakest of times for this great nation.People can gain much from his life.With an understanding that a fervent passion for God and a willingness to serve it is possible that a country be bettered and lives can forever be changed.These are the times of Abraham Lincoln.
Thomas Lincoln was a man of five feet-ten and of medium stature. While learning the trade of carpentry in the shop of Joseph Hanks, he met his niece Nancy Hanks.Nancy Hanks has been described as a "slender woman of medium height, with dark hair and hazel eyes." In Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln welcomed their son Abraham into the world. A few years later the Lincolns migrated to Indiana. During his time in Indiana, young Lincoln spent a few days during the summer in school. His father built them a small log cabin with only three walls. They spent a year in this cabin in the woods.In 1817 a new log cabin was built with no windows or doors.Within the same year the milk sickness had spread throughout the land. Thomas Lincoln's carpentry business had become a coffin business.
On October 5, 1818 Nancy Lincoln died of the same illness and was buried without a ceremony and in an unmarked grave. Abraham inherited the tinge of melancholy that clouded his life. A little over a year later Thomas Lincoln journeyed to Kentucky and returned with a new wife. Her name was Sally Bush. She brought with her luxuries that …