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Quote of the Day

In this troublesome world, we are never quite satisfied.”– Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, April 16, 1848

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

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

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

“I cannot fail to remember that I appear for the first time before an audience in this now great State”



Support for foreign colonization of freed slaves had a long history in the United States with advocates among both whites and blacks:

New York City Draft Riots

New York City Draft Riots

View a visual representation of the chaos that consumed New York City from July 13 – July 16, 1863.

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