Thought for the day

"I don't like political jokes, but a lot of them get elected!"

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If you attended elementary school in the United States, you probably already know the basic facts about Abraham Lincoln, but what we learned from our social studies textbooks was far more honest than Abe's. For example, history teachers often fail to mention this, with Lincoln presumably suffering from depression as well as a disorder that made him so tall and lean that he was supposed to send free slaves to Africa Used to go, and had a very comic sense.

 

Lincoln's Early Years

Illinois calls itself the "Land of Lincoln," but Abraham Lincoln was born in a small log cabin in Kentucky, near Hodville. When young Abe was seven years old, his father lost a lot of his land in a title dispute, and the family moved to Perry County, Indiana. Shortly thereafter, when Lincoln was nine years old, his mother succumbed to a mysterious disease "milk sickness" that passed through the Ohio River Valley in the early 1800s. It was later determined that many cows in the area had eaten white sinks, adding poison to their milk, but at that time no one could tell how Nancy Lincoln died.