Abraham Lincoln grew up in a log cabin were he was born in 1809 on February 12. He grew in a cabin with poor farmer parents. He only attended school for about one year. When he was older he ran for state legislature in Illinois. He did though become nominated to be the president elect for the Republic party.
Some other positions that Abe held were a clerk at a store for a man named Denton Offutt. He also was a surveyor. He was also and officer for the military in the war against Black Hawk. He also co managed a store with William Berry but it shut down a little over a year later. He also worked with Speed and they ran a business together.