According to Biography.com (2017), Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. In 1818 his mother, Nancy, passed away which was very hard on young Abraham. His father, Thomas, made Abraham work hard starting at a young age. This made Abraham to start resenting his father. This resentfulness of his father powered Abraham to become intelligent, hardworking, and ambitious man. At the age of 22 Abraham went out on his own and became a hardworking wood splitter and many other odd end jobs till 1834, when he became a Illinois State Legislature in the Whig party. Abraham met his wife, Mary Todd in 1942. She was a widow with three children. In 1844 Abraham started to practice law in several places in Illinois. From 1847 to 1849 Abraham served on The U.S. House of Representatives. In this time he spoke against the Mexican-American War. After his term on The U.S. House of Representatives, Abraham went back to practicing law and became an attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad (“Abraham Lincoln,” 2017).In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected President due to his “his moderate views on slavery, his support for improving the national infrastructure, and the protective tariff.” (“Abraham Lincoln,” 2017). He was assassinated on April 14th, 1865.Abraham Lincoln had several accomplishments throughout his lifetime. As mentioned before he was became the 16th president in 1860. He was the first president of the United States to have a patent in his name (“10 MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN,” 2014). As president Abraham established the independent Department of Agriculture, signed the Revenue Act of 1862, and issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation started the procedures to help end slavery. The leadership skill that popped out the most while researching him was his ability to communicate. In the video shown on Biography.com (2017), Philip Paludan states that “When Lincoln talked people would listen.” His ability to communicate well made him a great speech giver which helped when he gave the Gettysburg address. Another leadership skill that abraham had was to listen well. Abraham also would listen to several peoples opinions before making a decision on anything so that he knew everyone’s point of view (Moreton, 2008). These listening skills helped him make choices that were beneficial to the mass majority of people that would be affected.I could use more communication skills at home. I tend to be they type of person who just does everything myself instead of delegating work. I also hold in how I feel about the pressure of doing everything which creates stress for me. I also could listen and engage more in conversations with my husband more when he talks about topics that I do not understand.