Lincoln's Rise
Updated: 1/2/2020
Lincoln's Rise
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  • Abraham Lincoln was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks.
  • When he was nine, his mother died. Thomas Lincoln married Sarah Bush Johnston. She supported Abe throughout his childhood.
  • Lincoln announced that he would be running for Illinois state legislature. He did not make it, but he began studying law and become more known throughout the local area.
  • People began to agree with his political views and platform. His stance against slavery was desired by many northerners.
  • Lincoln and Stephen Douglas had a series of debates on current issues of the country. These debates got Lincoln on the map and made him known all along the country.
  • Lincoln won the 1860 with the reputation he got from the debates.
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