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The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.”– Speech on the Sub-Treasury in the Illinois House of Representatives, December 26, 1839

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Lincoln Reading
Pencil and Cooper Union

[Reminded that during the Cooper Union speech he’d forgotten to remove the pencil he had placed behind his ear:] He said that his absent-mindedness on that occasion recalled to him the story of an old…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

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

Physical Courage

Physical Courage

Mr. Lincoln was “as brave a man as ever lived,” said longtime friend William Greene.

Illinois Legislature

Illinois Legislature

“The agitation of the slavery question was just beginning to create uneasiness among slaveholders and politicians”:

Speech at Chicago, July 10, 1858

Speech at Chicago, July 10, 1858

I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.

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