With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Stephen B. Oates
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Essay Topic 1

Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.

Part 1) Describe his childhood. How did the skills he learned as a child benefit him as an adult?

Part 2) Do his personality and interests predispose him to the career he would have as an adult? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does Lincoln's childhood compare to your own? How does your personality affect decisions you make and interests you have?

Essay Topic 2

Lincoln became known for his physical strength and honesty.

Part 1) Describe Lincoln's physical build and character. How is this seen in him as a child and throughout his adolescence?

Part 2) How do these traits benefit him as a lawyer and politician?

Part 3) How might people think of you? What traits are dominant in your appearance and personality?

Essay Topic 3

Lincoln opened a country store with Jon Berry, but they went into debt.

Part 1) How did this debt occur? How...

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