Abraham Lincoln


“Our reliance is the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors.”
– Lincoln

b. 1809 CE – d. 1865 CE

Sixteenth president of the United States of America, was born on “Rock Spring” farm, 3 miles from Hodenville, in Hardin (now Larue) county, Kentucky. Schools were rare, and teachers qualified only to impart the merest rudiments. “Of course afterward – still somehow I could read, write and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all. I have not been to school since. The little advance I now have upon this store of education I have picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity.” His entire schooling, in five different schools, amounted to less than a twelvemonth; but he became a good speller and an excellent penman.

On the 16”’ of June 1858 by unanimous resolution of the Republican state convention Lincoln was declared “the first and only choice of the Republicans” who was the choice of his own party to succeed himself. Lincoln, addressing the convention which nominated him, gave expression to the following bold prophecy : “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this Government can not endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

Works By Abraham Lincoln