Quiz of the Week


Test your knowledge about:
Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts
Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner
Abraham Lincoln’s White House

Quote of the Day

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”– Message to Congress, December 1, 1862

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
Hogs

Mr. Hunter, you ought to know a great deal more about this matter than I do, for you have always lived under the slave system. But the way you state the case reminds me of an Illinois farmer who was not over-fond of work, but was an adept in…

Read the full story

Abraham Lincoln in Depth

lincoln-moods
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

The Commander-in-Chief conciliating the soldier's votes on the battlefield

The Commander-in-Chief conciliating the soldier’s votes on the battlefield

A bitterly anti-Lincoln cartoon, based on slanderous newspaper reports of the President’s callous disregard of the misery of Union troops at the front.

Dogberrys Last Charge

Dogberrys Last Charge

This cartoon is a play on Shakespeare.

The old bull dog on the right track

The old bull dog on the right track

An election year cartoon measuring McClellan’s military failures against the recent successes of his successor, Ulysses S. Grant.

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