Lincoln’s Accomplishments Recounted

Posted on December 21, 2012 by

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Abraham Lincoln entered politics after being a store keeper, rail-splitter, and frontier lawyer. Lincoln believed that slavery was morally wrong.  He won no votes in the southern states, which viewed Lincoln as a threat to culture and society.

Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. He launched his campaign in June with a memorable speech on 8 February, when the Confederate States of America were formed.

The Confederate constitution acknowledged the independence of each state, granting slavery, and banning protective tariffs. 

Abe Lincoln was also a licensed bartender.  From 1909 to 1959, wheat pennies were used. Today, a wheat penny is worth 10 dollars in mint condition. In 1959, Lincoln’s face was added to the penny. His image was put on the penny in honor of his accomplishments and his birth centennial.

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