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It is a cheering thought throughout life that something can be done to ameliorate the condition of those who have been subject to the hard usage of the world.”- Address on Colonization to a Deputation of Negroes, August 14, 1862

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Lincoln Reading
Niagara Falls

“At the White House one day some gentlemen were present from the West, excited and troubled about the commissions or omissions of the Administration. The President heard them patiently, and then replied: “Gentlemen, suppose all the property…

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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

Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley

Abraham Lincoln and Journalists

The relationship between Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln was problematic:

Yankee Pancakes

Yankee Pancakes

This cartoon features Abraham Lincoln encouraging Secretary of State Salmon Chase to increase pancake production…

President Lincolns Cabinet

President Lincolns Cabinet

As President, Lincoln separated his personal feelings from his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of colleagues…

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