Happy Birthday Abe…

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“A house divided against itself cannot stand… This government cannot 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. “

Of all the presidents in the history of the United State, Abraham Lincoln is probably the one that Americans remember the best and with deepest affection. His childhood in the frontier of Indiana set the course for his character and motivation later in life. He brought a new honesty and integrity to the White House. He would always be remembered as “honest Abe.” Most of all, he is associated with the final abolition of slavery. Lincoln became a virtual symbol of the American dream whereby an ordinary person from humble beginnings could reach the pinnacle of society as president of the country.

3 Comments

  1. Avatar Kay said:

    When I first saw the header I was like "Who’s Abe" Oh- It’s Hamerham- Delaney called him that too. Frightening how much like me she can be!

    February 13, 2008
  2. Avatar Erin said:

    I think we need a president now who comes from humble beginnings and understands what it is like to struggle in America… maybe then we could get the change we need to see and not idiots who call themselves "the decider." We need someone who is honest and I’m not sure that exists in politics anymore.

    February 12, 2008
  3. Avatar Sue said:

    My kids have been studying Abe and talk about coming from humble beginnings. And this man saw his share of tragedy as well. He lost his Mom when he was 9 and his sister (his only sibling) when he was 19. People admired him because they could trust him and he liked to meet people. I could go on and on….

    February 12, 2008

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