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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

Thurlow Weed tells of breakfasting with Lincoln and Judge Davis while in Springfield in December prior to Mr. Lincoln’s first inauguration. Judge Davis remarked Mr. Weed’s fondness for sausage and said, “You seem…

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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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