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A true American Hero: Abraham Lincoln Introductions Paragraph: There are many presidents who could be called a hero, but there is really only a few who are true heroes. A true hero is strong, courageous, brave, and heroic. They are determined and fearless often putting themself in danger to save others. But a hero does not just save someone, they also stand up for what is right, fair, they fight injustice no matter what the cost is to them. The hero I chose to write about had all these qualities., Abraham Lincoln. America needed a hero and Abraham Lincoln steeped up and became that hero. The hero Abraham Lincoln who stood up and fought for what he believed in, who was brave, courages and heroic . Body Paragraph 1: A hero, the person who stands out from all the rest, not because of what they have or look like but because of what they are made up of. The main quality a hero has is that they act regardless of being scared or not they stand up and do what needs to be done. They also have great courage when face with a situation and are often unstoppable while defending those in need. Lastly a hero has selfless and a willingness to whatever is called for in a situation with out looking for glory. A hero needs these characteristics in order to truly act out of heroism and not for recognition. Body Paragraph 2: Abraham Lincoln struggled hard to make a living and study law. His mother died when he was ten years old. He lived as a farmer and worked low paying jobs. He was determined to move ahead and accomplish his goals. He was willing to work hard and tirelessly to gain knowledge of law and improve his life. Body Paragraph 3: After becoming President Abraham Lincoln faced his first real problem. This would definitely call for a hero. When the South seceded the President knew so sort of action would have to take place. President Lincoln stood up…...

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