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Our defense is in the spirt which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirt and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors.”– Speech at Edwardsville, September 13, 1858

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The Cabinet

“At one Cabinet meeting Lincoln had all his counselors but one against him. He was reminded of a revival meeting in Illinois when a fellow with a few drinks too many in him had walked up the aisle to a front pew. All eyes were on him, but he didn’t…

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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

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

James Gordon Bennett delivered horsewhipping with his pen.

Compensated Emancipation

Compensated Emancipation

After the campaign in the summer of 1848 and the rise of anti-extensionist pressure Lincoln’s position evolved.

Patronage and the Land Office

Patronage and the Land Office

The concept of patronage was closely linked in Mr. Lincoln’s mind to the concept of friendship…

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