when we read the history of the united states of america , we remember above all two great names george washington and abraham lincoln .
george washington , the general who commanded the north american army in the war of independence against britain , became the first president of the united states . he and those who fought with him did much for their country they freed it from colonial oppresion . but abraham lincoln had a greater wish he wanted to see all the people of the united states, including the negroes , free from oppression and exploitation by the rich , the owners of the big plantations .
abraham lincoln was the son of a poor farmer . he was born in 1809 and his childhood was spent in hard work , helping his father on their small farm . but in 1816 , when the young abraham was only seven years old , his father lost his farm and the family moved to another part of the country , where the boy worked as a farm labourer , a shop assistant and l...
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