The Superlative A. Lincoln: Poems about our 16th President by Eileen R. MeyerThe Superlative A. Lincoln celebrates the numerous (and surprising) ways in which our sixteenth president excelled. The nineteen poems in this non-fiction poetry collection include Most Distracted Farmer, Biggest Dreamer, Best Use of an Accessory, and Most Admired President, to name a few. Each poem shares a fascinating story about events in Abraham Lincolns life. History notes accompany each poem and explain more about the ways in which Lincoln was superlative.
In the back matter, The Superlative YOU encourages young readers to consider the numerous ways in which they, too, are superlative. The book empowers young readers to learn more about Lincolns life and dream about great accomplishments that they hope to achieve.
The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75, volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union. The Civil War had begun.
Thomas Lincoln had come to Kentucky from Virginia with his father Abraham in He acquired only enough literacy to sign his name but gained modest prosperity as a carpenter and farmer on the Kentucky frontier. He married Nancy Hanks, also illiterate, in When he was two years old the family moved to another farm on Knob Creek about seven miles northeast of Hodgenville. On this farm of acres only thirty of which were tillable Abraham lived for five years, helped his parents with chores, and learned his ABCs by attending school for a few weeks with his older sister Sarah. In December the Lincolns again moved, this time to the newly admitted state of Indiana.
Abraham Lincoln , a self-taught lawyer, legislator and vocal opponent of slavery, was elected 16th president of the United States in November , shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. In April , with the Union on the brink of victory, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth; his untimely death made him a martyr to the cause of liberty, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in U. Lincoln was born on February 12, , in a one-room log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky ; his family moved to southern Indiana in In , his family moved to Macon County in southern Illinois , and Lincoln got a job working on a river flatboat hauling freight down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. After settling in the town of New Salem, Illinois, where he worked as a shopkeeper and a postmaster, Lincoln became involved in local politics as a supporter of the Whig Party , winning election to the Illinois state legislature in Like his Whig heroes Henry Clay and Daniel Webster , Lincoln opposed the spread of slavery to the territories, and had a grand vision of the expanding United States, with a focus on commerce and cities rather than agriculture. Lincoln taught himself law, passing the bar examination in
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By Jasmin K. When the dispute between union vs. PRESIDENT Abraham Lincoln made it clear from the start that while he had no plans to end slavery where it already existed, he would not allow any state to leave the union because of it. The Southern states had other ideas. A civil war was imminent. Richmond, Va.