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He entered politics at age 26 with an appointment to Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

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Abraham was born into a poor farm family in Kentucky, and he most likely began working on the uk canada goose outlet farm as a very young boy. Abraham had very little formal education; almost everything he knew was self taught.

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canada goose black friday sale The same year, he began his political career with an unsuccessful run for the Illinois General Assembly. The next year, at age 24, he won his election to become a member of the General Assembly, and he began to teach himself law.

buy canada goose jacket At the age of 28, he was admitted to the bar. He practiced law over the next 20 years and earned a reputation as an outstanding lawyer. He was called „Honest Abe“ and was known for his brevity, logic, and ability to „read“ juries. House of Representatives. canadian goose jacket He later ran for senator, but lost to Stephen Douglas. In 1860, at the age of 51, he received the Republican nomination for president and was elected president.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born into a high society wealthy New York family. He attended a private prep school, Groton Academy, and later Harvard.

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