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comprehension passage and questions (see
Students should read the story silently,
then answer the questions about the story.
Excerpt from passage
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin
in Hardin County, Kentucky. He never went to school, but he did become a
skilled carpenter. He bought three farms in Kentucky before the family moved
to Indiana. This move was because it was easier to have a title to the land
you owned in Indiana, but also because the family was Baptist and did not
agree with the slavery allowed in Kentucky.
In 1830, Lincoln moved to Illinois and
in 1832 he was elected to the Illinois state legislature as a member of the
Whig Party. He campaigned for opening more roads to the rural parts of the
state and clearing streams so that boats could easily travel on them. He was
interested in improving the quality of life for all those people who lived
in isolated areas...
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