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Before he became president, young Abraham Lincoln took on a variety of manual labor jobs including rail-splitter, postmaster and flat-boatman. Lincoln is well known for his aversion to the practice of slavery.

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Abraham Lincoln was a great president and a great leader, so he must have developed his greatness from his former positions… but most of his former positions were flops:

  • He ran for the Illinois state legislature in 1832 and lost- he also lost his job.
  • In 1833, his grocery business failed. (It took his 15 years to pay off the debt.)
  • He was elected to the state legislature in 1834, but he lost races for Illinois house speaker in 1836 and 1838.
  • In 1843, he ran for Congress and lost.
  • He was elected to Congress in 1846 but lost his renomination bid in 1848.
  • In 1849, he lost the race for a land officer.
  • He lost the U.S Senate race in 1854 and, in 1856, was defeated for the nomination for a vice president.
  • In 1858, he again lost his bid for the U.S Senate.
  • In 1860, he was elected president and then reelected in 1864 (and we all know how well that worked out for him).

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Before he passed the bar exam, he worked as a laborer, splitting rails and doing odd jobs. He once sailed a flat-boat down the Mississippi to New Orleans. In new Salem he was the post master and worked as a shop clerk. He became a very successful lawyer . He served one term in the US Congress. He became nationally known for his debates with Stephen A. Douglas as a part of their campaigns for the US Senate.

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He hels office in the Illinois State Legislature 4 times. served one term in the Us Legislature from Illinois.

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What jobs did Abraham Lincoln have besides being a US president?

Lincoln joined into politics very early. He started trying to get into political positions at the age of 23. He served as a member of the House of Representatives. He was also an attorney.


What was Abraham Lincoln's jobs before presidency?

Lincoln was a lawyer prior to his presidency.


Why was Abraham Lincoln nicknamed rail splitter?

As a young man, he worked as a railsplitter, among his jobs. Reportedly he was very good at it. When he ran for President, his campaigners advertised his humble background, including his birth in a log cabin and his skill at manual labor.


What are the relations of George Bush and Abraham Lincoln?

Similarities:Bush and Lincoln are both republican. Both have strong ties to the south. Neither were elicted by the majority of the popular vote. Both made plane and public statements about racial and religious tollerance. Both have been active in athletics. Both were Christian men who lives there lives with God in control. Dissimilarities: Lincoln born poor, Bush born rich. Lincoln has less then one year of school and bush collage degree. Lincoln held no office before becoming president, Bust was Govener of Texas. Lincoln was an advid reader, Bush is not. Lincoln was called 'Lincoln' by people around him, Bus is refered to 'President' even in private. Lincoln was alway cerious, Bush is not. Lincoln was a pachant man, Bush has a quick temper. Lincoln's marriage was known as being strained, Bushes is known as being harmonious. Lincoln was a liberal, Bush a consertive. Lincoln believed in a strong federal government, Bush emphasizes states rights and denigrates the role of government. Lincoln never joined a church, Bush is an advid Methodist. Lincoln belives in triffes to protect Americans indistry, Bush belives in free markets even at the loss of American jobs. Lincoln raised tates to pay for the war, Bush is the only president in history to prosicute the war and try to lower taxes.


What were some of jobs Frederick Douglass had acquired?

He worked as an enlistment officer and encouraged President Lincoln to make Emancipation an issue in the Civil War. Also, as most of you already know, he was a leader in regional and national suffrage organizations.

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