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Stephen A. Douglas

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Let bygones be bygones; let past differences as nothing be.”– Chicago Banquet Speech, December 10, 1856

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Pat and His Garden

[Rebuffing Know-Nothing supporters in 1854 because of their bias against immigrants:] “I had some time ago an Irishman named Patrick cultivating my garden. One morning I went out to see how he was getting…

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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

Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1860

Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1860

Lincoln should lead the hosts of freedom in this irrepressible conflict.

Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln was a Kentuckian but that did not help him much in his dealings with his native state.

August Belmont (1816-1890)

August Belmont (1816-1890)

The group of New York Democrats with whom August Belmont was associated was called the “Silk Stockings.”

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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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