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If there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own, that things is the preservation and perpetuity of their own liberties and institutions.”– Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854

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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


Political Cartoons

President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President.

Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888)

Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888)

“I do like Roscoe Conkling of N.Y. – a smart man – well cultivated, young, handsome, polite, and withal a good listener…”

Abraham Lincolns First Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincolns First Inaugural Address

As President-elect Abraham Lincoln traveled from Springfield to Washington in February 1860:

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