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Abraham Lincoln is my hero

By Will Durkin

Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln

Claim: Abraham Lincoln is my hero because of his outstanding achievements at freeing the slaves and abolishing slavery.
Evidence: Abe Lincoln has a giant statue of him that he didn't even build. The people built it to remember him and his achievements. Another example of his outstanding achievements is that he's an amazing speech giver.
Analysis: This evidence shows that Abe was a hero because he helped people and in the end, he gave his life for what he believed in.

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1. Lincoln freeing the slaves
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1. Lincoln freeing the slaves

Description: Abraham Lincoln is a hero because of his heroic actions and valor in freeing the slaves. I ranked it number 1 because it's what he's most famous for doing and because he went against thousands of foes on the field and in the senate.

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2. Gettysburg Address
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2. Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Abe Lincoln heroic because he made it during a war. He had the ability to make people feel comforted during a time of war. I chose this as number two because it shows that he's a hero.

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3. Lincoln Memorial
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3. Lincoln Memorial

This famous monument in Washington, D.C., honors the Great Emancipator, 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, with a 19-foot marble statue under a 99-foot-tall structure modeled after the Greek Parthen. The memorial statue is #3 because the Lincoln memorial shows his outstanding achievements as a leader. Abe had an amazing ability to bring people back together after being divided.

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4. United States five-dollar bill
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4. United States five-dollar bill

I chose the dollar bill because why would people out him on their money if he wasn't a good person. This represents all the good he did in his lifetime.

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5. Abraham Lincoln’s Top Hat
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5. Abraham Lincoln’s Top Hat

Lincoln's most famous for his top hat. It's a symbol of his determination, which is why he's heroic. He lost the mail bag as a boy, but still delivered the mail by putting it in his hat.

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