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The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776.”- First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

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Noise and Frogs

Some years ago a couple of emigrants from the Emerald Isle were wending their way westward in search of employment as a means of subsistence. The shades of night had already closed in upon them as they found themselves in the vicinity of a large…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

In this cartoon, Lincoln is consoling Douglas.

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

This cartoon mocks the election of 1860.

President Lincoln and Patronage

President Lincoln and Patronage

In regard to the patronage sought with so much eagerness and jealousy, I have prescribed for myself the maxim Fairness to all…

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