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We have, as all will agree, a free Government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed.”- Speech to the One Hundred Sixty-fourth Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864

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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

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

In this cartoon, Lincoln is consoling Douglas.

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

This cartoon mocks the election of 1860.

President Lincoln and Patronage

President Lincoln and Patronage

In regard to the patronage sought with so much eagerness and jealousy, I have prescribed for myself the maxim Fairness to all…

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