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Stephen A. Douglas

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In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth.”- Message to Congress, December 1, 1862

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Jury and Johnnie

“[In summing up a case argued against an eloquent young attorney, he pointedly ignored his opponent's argument and told the jury this story:] In early days there lived in this vicinity, over on the Sangamon river, an old Indian of the Kickapoo…

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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

Freeport, August 27, 1858

Freeport, August 27, 1858

“At Freeport, on the damp and chilly day of August 27, Lincoln stood in boots that glistened from the dampness and addressed a pro-Republican assembly of some fifteen thousand people.”

The Generals and Admirals

The Generals and Admirals

President Lincoln’s primary concern was the Civil War so it was natural that military leaders would be frequent visitors to the White House.

Hiram Barney (1811-1895)

Hiram Barney (1811-1895)

Collector of Customs Hiram Barney was an ally of Salmon P. Chase which made him an enemy of New York political boss Thurlow Weed

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