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Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong.”- Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
Shadrach Story

“In a time of despondency, some visitors were telling the President of the ‘breakers’ so often seen ahead — ‘this time surely coming.’ ‘That,’ said he, ‘suggests the story of the school-boy, who never could pronounce the names ‘Shadrach,’…

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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

Address at the Cooper Institute, New York City

Address at the Cooper Institute, New York City

The stakes were high for Abraham Lincolns first political speech in New York City…

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Buffalo

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Buffalo, February 16, 1861

“The closer Lincoln’s train came to Buffalo, the denser grew the crowds”

Senate Campaign of 1858

Senate Campaign of 1858

The Lovejoy problem was not the only dispute among Republicans which Mr. Lincoln had to mediate.

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