Lincoln was a humanitarian, Union saviour, and slave emancipator. On May 30, 1922, Washington, D.C. dedicated Abraham Lincoln’s monument.
Lincoln’s Childhood, Family, and Education
Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln had Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Kentucky and Indiana’s impoverished raised him. Abraham Lincoln’s sister Sarah and younger brother Thomas died in infancy. When Abraham was 9, his mother died of milk sickness (tremetol) on October 5, 1818.
Abraham’s father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow with three children, a year after his mother’s death. In 1817, Abraham Lincoln moved his family from Kentucky to Perry County, Indiana due to land conflicts.
After one year of school, he studied on his own to learn more. His family moved to Macon County, Illinois, in March 1830. He settled in New Salem, a 25-family Sangamon River town. He was postmaster, surveyor, and merchant. Politics followed.