By Michael Anderson

Age variety: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 youth 12

Chapter 2 Lincoln In Illinois 23

Chapter three nationwide Politics 39

Chapter four Presidency 49

Conclusion 69

Glossary 70

For additional information 73

For extra analyzing 76

Index seventy eight

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