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Abraham Lincoln’s White House

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The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful.”– Fragment on Free Labor, circa September 17, 1859

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The Cabinet

“Admiral, that reminds me of a chap out West who had studied law, but had never tried a case. Being sued, and not having confidence in his ability to manage his own case, he employed a fellow-lawyer to manage…

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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

Salmon P. Chase

Salmon P. Chase

Salmon P. Chase was dignified, able and ambitious”:

Bipartisan Friendship

Bipartisan Friendship

A fellow Sangamon County rail-splitter, George Close, noted that Mr. Lincoln’s early appeal was bipartisan.

Thirteenth Amendment

Thirteenth Amendment

The course of events leading to the Thirteenth Amendment was anything but predictable…

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