noun \p?r-?sis-t?n(t)s, -?zis-\
: the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people
: the state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America. Driven by a consistent devotion to the law and to anti-slavery principles, he guided the United States through the Civil War and on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the Confederate States. The Emancipation Proclamation led to the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery throughout the nation.
Prior to becoming the 16th US President, the persistent Abraham Lincoln ran for public office, tried to set up his own business, and even ran for Vice President—and lost every time. Listen …
I found this billboard about persistence featuring Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th President of the United States of America on Values.com: Pass It On! View the other Pass It On Billboards and get inspired! Do you have a favorite person that inspires you because of their persistence? Character? Encouragement? Fitness?
Use the format featured on Pass It On Billboard. Find an image of the person who inspires you that is labeled for reuse and come up with a catchy phrase to create your own Pass It On Billboard for the classroom!
Below is a fun little animation that illustrates persistence!