On Heralds this week is ……..
Abraham Lincoln was born on the 12th of February,1809 at kenturky. This humble background man was the 16th president of the united States of America. Aside from being born to a humble background Lincoln lost his mother at the age of 9 years so he definitely didn’t have “cool” childhood. This great champion didn’t even have a comprehensive formal education as the only one he had was for about 18 months at the age of 18 years. It was believed that he tutored himself into becoming a lawyer and was admitted to the bar in 1837. At age 22 he had started fending for himself as he engaged in jobs that could sustain him. Abraham Lincoln got married at age 33 to Mary Todd a much more literate lady than he was. Their union was blessed with four kids but only one survived childhood. His political career was believed to have started at age 23 in the year 1832 when he contested for the General Assembly as a member of the whig party. He was great a lawyer who opposed the activities of slavery vehemently even with little formal education. Lincoln and his partners where said to have appeared before the Illinois state supreme court for more than 400 times having being involved in more than 5100 cases in Illinois alone in a 23years practice.
Lincoln got back into politics due to the Kansas Nebraska act of 1854 which vehemently repealed the limits on slavery spread. Abraham lincoln helped in forming the new Republican party on whose platform he later became the 16th President of America on November 6th 1860. He was the first Republican President of America. After so many oppostions Lincoln was later reelected as the president of the United state in 1864. At this time the victory over slavery was in view and the future was looking promising.Abraham Lincoln made so many radical impart on America and the world at large but was unfortunately assassinated by John Wilkes Booth a well known actor who was against President Lincoln’s decision to support voting rights for blacks. Abraham Lincoln being the first American president to be assasinated was murdered on the 14th of April 1865 (Good Friday).
1. Never allow your background to stop you from achieving and fulfilling your God given assignments. Your challenges should be your bridge to your greatness. Learn from Lincoln.
2. Always stand for equality and equity.
3. Live life with a mind of imparting and making positive changes other than just living no matter the cost.
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