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Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and his children’s liberty.”– Lyceum Address, January 27, 1837

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Shadrach Story

“In a time of despondency, some visitors were telling the President of the ‘breakers’ so often seen ahead — ‘this time surely coming.’ ‘That,’ said he, ‘suggests the story of the school-boy, who never could pronounce the names ‘Shadrach,’…

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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



When Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas introduced congressional legislation in January 1854 that became the Kansas-Nebraska Act, he inadvertently sowed the seeds of his own political demise.

Theodore Tilton (1835-1907)

Theodore Tilton (1835-1907)

Theodore Tilton was “young, handsome, religious, intense…”

Compromise with the South

Compromise with the South

Nast powerfully combats the defeatism that pervaded the Union during the summer of 1864…

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