Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. As a young boy, he didn’t have much education, but Abraham loved to read books. He taught himself many things by reading the books that he borrowed. As a young man, he did many different kinds of jobs. He worked as a shopkeeper, a surveyor, and he even worked in a post office as a postmaster.
Abraham Lincoln went into politics when he was 25 years old, and he became president of the United States in 1861. Lincoln is most famous for leading America during the American Civil War. He helped the North defeat the South. This kept all the states united together. He will also be remembered for opposing slavery. On April 14 Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. Lincoln died the next day on April 15, 1865. He will always be remembered as one of the most popular presidents of the United States.