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I am not ashamed to confess that twenty-five years ago I was a hired laborer, mauling rails, at work on a flatboat – just what might happen to any poor man’s son. I want every man to have a chance.”– Speech at New Haven, March 6, 1860

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Perfect Jesus

Among several “good things,” the President told of a Southern Illinois preacher who, in the course of his sermon, asserted that the Savior was the only perfect man who had ever appeared in this world; also, that…

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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

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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



The Civil War brought out a powerful combination of leadership from businessmen and clergy in New York.

Castle Lincoln No Surrender: Fort Davis in Ruins

Castle Lincoln No Surrender: Fort Davis in Ruins

This cartoon depicts each party’s camp the moring after the election of 1860.

Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island

Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island

Lincoln spent less than two days in Rhode Island. He first visited the state on February 28 and 29, 1860:

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