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Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and his children’s liberty.”– Lyceum Address, January 27, 1837

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The Cabinet

Something was said soon after we started [on a walk] about the penalty which attached to high positions in a democratic government–the tribute those filling them were compelled to pay to the public. “Great men,”…

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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's Beautiful Face

Abraham Lincoln’s Beautiful Face

We remember his grave face in granite and marble. Friends remembered Abraham Lincoln”s face differently. His ””expression in repose was sad and dull; but his ever-recurring humor, at short intervals, flashed forth with the brilliancy of an electric light,”” recalled Adjutant-General James B. Fry…

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass led an unusual life.

The great exhibition of 1860

The Great Exhibition of 1860

The artist satirizes the antislavery orientation of the Republican platform./p>

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