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A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.”– ‘House-Divided’ Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858

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Jury and Johnnie

“[In summing up a case argued against an eloquent young attorney, he pointedly ignored his opponent’s argument and told the jury this story:] In early days there lived in this vicinity, over on the Sangamon river, an old Indian of the Kickapoo…

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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

Et Tu Greeley

Et Tu Greeley

This cartoon shows the Republican national convention as the murder of Julius Caesar.

 Abraham Lincoln and Maryland

Abraham Lincoln and Maryland

Marylands proximity to Washington made it a very important state for President Abraham Lincoln…

Julia Taft

Julia Taft

Mr. Lincoln called Julia a “flibbertigibbet” – “a small, slim thing with curls and a white dress and a blue sash who flies instead of walking.

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"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."

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