When we read the history of the United States of America , we remember above all two great names : George Washington and Abraham Lincoln .
George Washington , the general who commanded the North American Army in the War of Independence against Britain , became the first President of the United States . He and those who fought with him did much for their country : they freed it from colonial oppresion . But Abraham Lincoln had a greater wish : he wanted to see all the people of the United States, including the Negroes , free from oppression and exploitation by the rich , the owners of the big plantations .
Abraham Lincoln was the son of a poor farmer . He was born in 1809 and his childhood was spent in hard work , helping his father on their small farm . But in 1816 , when the young Abraham was only seven years old , his father lost his farm and the family moved to another part of the country , where the boy worked as a farm labourer , a shop assistant and later as a clerk in the post - office . Then , in 1818, his mother , whom he loved very dearly , died . Happily for him , when his father maried again , the second wife was a good mother to him to . Seeing that Abraham liked reading , she did all she could to help him . But the family was poor and the boy could not get many books . His favourite ones were ' The life of George Washington ' and ' Robinson Crusoe ' by Daniel Defoe . He himself later said that he only went to school „ by littles ” - a litle now and a little then , and not more than a year in all . But he worked hard and later even became a lawyer .
In 1847 he was selected a member of the US Congress . In all his political work , Lincoln thought of building a free state for all the people . The state , he said , could not be half free and half slaves , it must be all one or all the other .
In 1860 , Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States . Then he worked still harder for freedom for the slaves .
During the Civil War betwen the North and South,Lincoln was named commander-in-chief of the Union Army , and in 1865 the war was won by the Union Army and those who wanted freedom for the slaves .
In 1864 , he was elected President of the United States for the second time . But his enemies , the owners of the plantations in the South and the bankers in New - York who had grown rich on the work of the slaves , could not let Lincoln continue his good work . He was shot in a theatre in New York on April 14 , 1865 and he died the next day .
At the opening of a memorial to the many men who had lost their lives fighting for the freedom of the Negroes , Abraham Lincoln told his country - men that the living must finish the work of those dead ; that they must fight for freedom for all - blaks and whites ; that America must strengthen government of the people by the people and for the people .
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Cand citim despre istoria Statelor Unite ne aducem aminte mai ales de doua personalitati : George Washington si Abraham Lincoln .
George Washington , generalul care a comandat Armata Nord Americana (North American Army ) , in Razboiul de Independenta impotriva englezilor , a devenit primul presedinte al Statelor Unite . El si aceia care au luptat alaturi de el au facut multe pentru tara lor : si-au ajutat compatriotii sa iasa de sub oprimarea englezeasca . Dar Abraham Lincoln avea o dorinta si mai mare : vroia sa vada toata populatia Statelor Unite , incluzand si negrii , liberi de asuprirea si exploatarea celor bogati
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