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I am Abraham Lincoln | Children's Books Read Aloud

I am Abraham Lincoln | Children's Books Read Aloud
welcome to Jenny's business today's story is I am

Abraham

Lincoln

written by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Perryopolis I am

Abraham

Lincoln

when I was little even young boys were expected to work on the farm and hot animals for food ate you coming I'll catch up with you later I preferred to

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I also loved animals when I was 10 years old I saw a group of boys playing with some turtles they found tails I love turtles look it's making the Turtles run fast it's the
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fastest turtle ever but as I got closer I realized they weren't playing they were taking hot coals and putting them on top of the turf to see what would happen to them it was harmless fun in that moment I could have just walked away when you're ten years old it's hard to do the right thing but someone has to let's just tell go what did you say you thirdly let it go those boys let the turtle go soon after I wrote one of my first essay about how hurting animals is wrong that might
not seem like a big deal but back then lost kids and even adults didn't know how to write in fact the state of Indiana was so new schools weren't even built yet I went to school for barely a year total but that didn't stop me using chalk I practiced writing the alphabet on trees I even wrote in the dirt of the cornfield aybe how's the corn coming great dad when it came to learning my best teachers were simply

books

I love

books

so much I once walked six miles I'm serious six
miles to get one six miles that's too far for a book now seriously I'd

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while my horse was resting and while waiting in line at the local store and in one of my favorite positions with my feet up on a tree before long I had

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every book in the neighborhood from the Bible to Aesop's fables to Robinson Crusoe but one of my favorites a book about George Washington I'd even copy my favorite parts on pieces of wood did you know that George was Tim was a friend of men your
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exchange boy

Abraham

Lincoln

gap bounded down pay someday what's a penny when I was 22 years old we moved to the moon where I met a group known as the Clarys Grove boy think you're better than us I never get that don't be chicken show us what you get everyone in town knew they were brilliant I didn't like blowing up but I was the new guy when they challenged me I didn't have much choice today some may call it a fight but it was really a wrestling match me I guess their leader
Jack Armstrong back then the rule was wash you grabbed your opponent you couldn't break your hold the jack did so he could grab my leg and send me flying I wasn't mad I lost everyone loses sometimes what got me upset he had cheated you didn't play fair maybe you want to fight us all with them second they all surrounded me they were waiting for me to back down or to lose my cool instead calmly and confidently I told them if I have to I will fight every single one of you fair and
square they knew I met it you're a strange kid

Abraham

Lincoln

but you've got good you know I'm going to be on the penny what's the penny sometimes the hardest fights don't reveal a winner but they do reveal character especially when you're fighting for something evil even still not every struggle brought a victory years later I saw a group of slaves chained together in a boat on the Ohio River back then not all people were free some were slaves just because of the color
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of their skins they were forced to work without pay they were treated terribly I never forgot the sight of that boat I didn't do anything that day but for years the memory of those people it haunted me I was still thinking about them when I became president I lost four elections before I got the big job or America was facing one of the greatest fights in our history the Civil War one side wanted to let the slaves go free the other side we want to keep slavery going and we'll fight anyone
who says otherwise if I turned my head and looked away I would have avoided the fight but if I'd learned anything in life it was this when someone needed help I wasn't so good at looking away I'm sorry I cannot allow that what did you say you heard me these people will be free the civil war lasted longer than anyone thought the fighting took a terrible toll people on our side were

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y to give up to reenergize them we held a big event and Gettysburg Pennsylvania the main speaker
gave a speech that lasted nearly two hours I gave a speech that lasted two minutes and used only 271 words the most important five words I used oh man I create equal son after I help pass a law that ended slavery in America and freed all those people then we ended the Civil War as a result we didn't just bring together these United States of America we proved that this government of the people by the people and for the people would be dedicated to freedom and justice you know in his speech
he dealt the ground that no one would remember what he said at gave birth and it back in life stress can take many forms but there's nothing quite as strong standing up for someone who needs it no matter where you're from or how little you have one thing that can never be taken away from you is your voice when you find something you believe in use your voice and when you see injustice speak louder than you've ever spoken before when you do it'll never be forgotten look here
I'm a penny I am

Abraham

Lincoln

I will never stop fighting for what's right and I hope you'll remember that when you speak your mind and speak for others there is no more powerful way to be heard thank you for visiting Grammy goodness to get more information for this the description box below and sure to thumbs up this video click the subscribe button for the latest videos on granny's book now