Referat Universität Koblenz- Landau, Abteilung Landau Wintersemster 1996 1997 Seminar für Anglistik Referat Thema : Life of Abraham Lincoln Veranstaltung : American Studies, The American South Dozentin : Frau G. Schäfer Referent : Timo List Datum : 26.11.1996 The Life of Abraham Lincoln As the 16th President of the United States of America Abraham Lincoln is considered to be one of, if not the most famous American President. He lead the country through a difficult time where the future of the Union was threatened and till today he is remembered as the one who saved the nation. He was born on the 12th of February 1809 as the son of a poor settlers family, in some American schoolbooks the fact is stressed, that his family did not own a house, so he was actually born in one room log which was open on the front side. According to the circumstances he had to help on the families farm and only briefly attended school. For his political career he wrote an autobiography and said some interesting facts about his education : Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, then in Hardin, now in the more recently formed county of Larue, Kentucky., ..., E ven in childhood was a wandering laboring boy, and grew up literally without education. He never did more in the way of writing than to bunglingly sign his own name.,...,. Before leaving Kentucky he and his sister were sent for short periods, to A. B. C. schools, the first kept by Zachariah Riney, and the second .by Caleb Hazel. ,... A braham now ...
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