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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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Ginger Snaps and the Tariff

“When I was a clerk in a grocery store in New Salem, down in Menard County, a man came in and said to the storekeeper: ‘I want a nickel’s worth of ginger snaps.’ When they were laid out on the counter, the customer changed his mind and said, ‘I’ll…

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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

Funeral Train Route

Funeral Train Route

View the extensive tour Abraham Lincoln’s body made upon his death to enable people to say farewell.

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Albany

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Albany, February 18, 1861

Cannon boomed as the pre-presidential entourage approached Albany.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Until the Civil War, the nation’s capital was a center of the slave trade.

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