Hilarity and heartbreak abound as Abraham Lincoln traces his amazing journey from a log cabin to the White House. Learn about his Indiana youth (age 7-21) where frontier life was precarious, disease a constant companion, and death a hovering presence. How did he overcome hardscrabble poverty, numerous business failures and one undistinguished term in Congress? How did he win court cases, political arguments, and the hearts and minds of a nation? For Lincoln, “all men created equal” was a clarion call – bringing him national recognition in debates with Stephen Douglas as he decried the “peculiar institution” as a moral and social evil, leading to his nomination for the presidency, inspiring the Emancipation Proclamation, justifying the “people’s conflict” known as the Civil War, and resulting in the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery permanently.