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A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.”- ‘House-Divided’ Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858

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The Cabinet

“At one Cabinet meeting Lincoln had all his counselors but one against him. He was reminded of a revival meeting in Illinois when a fellow with a few drinks too many in him had walked up the aisle to a front pew. All eyes were on him, but he didn’t…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

Address at the Cooper Institute, New York City

Address at the Cooper Institute, New York City

The stakes were high for Abraham Lincolns first political speech in New York City…

Changes in the White House

Changes in the White House

Mary Todd Lincoln determined that the White House would be a national showpiece in order to disarm their critics.

Thomas D. Lincoln (1853-1871)

Thomas D. Lincoln (1853-1871)

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