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In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to ‘preserve, protect, and defend it’.”– Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

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Lincoln Reading
Civil Liberties

Speaking of conflicts between civil and military authorities, Lincoln asked: “What has become of our old friend Bob Lewis, of DeWitt county? Do you remember a story that Bob used to tell us about his going to Missouri to look up some Mormon…

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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

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

This cartoon contrasts Lincoln’s advocacy of equality and free labor in the North to McClellan’s alleged support of slavery.

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”

The great exhibition of 1860

The Great Exhibition of 1860

The artist satirizes the antislavery orientation of the Republican platform./p>

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