Quiz of the Week

Test your knowledge about:
Abraham Lincoln and Indiana
Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax
Abraham Lincoln’s White House

Quote of the Day

One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and ought not to be extended.”– Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
The Cabinet

“During summer 1862 a delegation complained about the conduct of the war in the West:] He rose from his chair and said, ‘Judge List, this reminds me of an anecdote which I heard a son of yours tell in Burlington…

Read the full story

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

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Grant was a West Point graduate who reentered the Army in the Civil War and swiftly rose to command the Army of Mississippi.

The White House

The White House

Only 7 of the house’s 31 rooms were actually “theirs” – the parents’ bedrooms, those of their sons, a sitting room on the second floor and a private dining room.

Abraham Lincoln's Springfield

Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield

View Springfield, Illinois as it was in Abraham Lincoln’s time.

An American History Project of
The Lehrman Institute.
Please acknowledge
when using this research.

Lincoln by littles

Available for
$2.99 on
Amazon Kindle

Lincoln "by littles"

Excerpts from
Lincoln "by littles":

"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."

Please visit our Lehrman Institute Sites