Persistence

17 Jul

Evans' Space

One of the greatest examples of persistence is Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865). He was the 16th President of the United States, serving the USA for just four years from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. If you want to learn about somebody who didn’t quit, look no further:

Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. He could have quit many times – but he didn’t and because he didn’t quit, he became one of the greatest presidents in the history. Lincoln was a champion and he never gave up. Here is a sketch of Lincoln’s road to the White House:

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