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Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”– Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860

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Bridge Abutments

“I once knew a good, sound churchman, whom we’ll call Brown who was on a committee to erect a bridge over a dangerous and rapid river. Architect after architect failed, and at last Brown said he had a friend named Jones who had built several bridges…

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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

Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley

Abraham Lincoln and Journalists

The relationship between Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln was problematic:

The Last Rail Split by Honest Old Abe

The Last Rail Split by Honest Old Abe

The rail which Abraham Lincoln is splitting with a wedge is identified as the Democratic Party…

Kansas Nebraska and the Senate

Kansas Nebraska and the Senate

Mr. Lincoln’s friends had their own political pasts and their ambitions and those pasts were often in conflict.

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