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Stephen A. Douglas

Stephen A. Douglas
Abraham Lincoln’s White House

Quote of the Day

We do not want to dissolve the Union; you shall not.”- Speech at Galena, August 1, 1856

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
On Disunion

“Mr. Lincoln had his joke and his ‘little story’ over the disruption of the Democracy. He once knew, he said, a sound churchman, of the name of Brown, who was the member of a very sober and pious committee, having…

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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

Conflicts over Owen Lovejoy

Conflicts over Owen Lovejoy

An important cause of conflict among Mr. Lincoln’s friends in 1856 and 1858 was the Republican candidacy for Congress of Owen Lovejoy.

Abram Wakeman (1824-1889)

Abram Wakeman (1824-1889)

Abram Wakeman was “affable, insinuating and pleasant, though not profound not reliable…”

Concepts and Principles

Concepts and Principles

“I have no liquors in my house, and have never been in the habit of entertaining my friends in that way. I cannot permit my friends to do for me what I will not myself do.”

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