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I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.”– Remarks at Painesville, Ohio, February 16, 1861

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Run Away

One evening during the last week of his life, when extremely busy and weary as well, Lincoln was called to the reception room to see Mr. [James] Speed, then Attorney-General. He had called to introduce a friend and, seeing the weary look on the…

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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's White House

Abraham Lincoln’s White House

View the layout of the White House as it existed in 1861.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Grant was a West Point graduate who reentered the Army in the Civil War and swiftly rose to command the Army of Mississippi.

Members of Congress

Even before Abraham Lincoln took office as President, members of Congress loomed large in President-elect Abraham Lincolns political planning.

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"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."

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