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You think slavery is right and should be extended; while we think slavery is wrong and ought to be restricted. That I suppose is the rub. It certainly is the only substantial difference between us.”- Letter to Alexander H. Stephens, December 22, 1860

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Comment on Trent Affair 1861

A sick man in Illinois, the hope of whose recovery was far from encouraging, was admonished by his friends present that as probably he had not many hours to live he should bear malice to none, and before closing his…

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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

First Inaugural

First Inaugural

Abraham Lincoln’s First Inauguration on March 4, 1861 took place on a cold and sunny day on the Capitol’s east front…

Alton, Madison County, October 15, 1858

Alton, Madison County, October 15, 1858

“This final debate resembled a duel between two men-of-war…facing each other in the open, the Little Giant hurling at his opponent…the deadliest missiles, Lincoln calmly waiting to sink his antagonist by one simple broadsider.”

Changes in the White House

Changes in the White House

Mary Todd Lincoln determined that the White House would be a national showpiece in order to disarm their critics.

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