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I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.”– Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

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The Cabinet

“And Lincoln said Seward reminded him of a hired man out West who came to the farmer one afternoon with news that one of a yoke of oxen had dropped dead. And after hesitating and waiting a while, the hired man said…

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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

Meeting and Greeting Friends

Meeting and Greeting Friends

Mr. Lincoln was a friendly man. One of the critical elements in Mr. Lincoln’s ability to forge friendships was the way in which he met and greeted people.

Mr. Lincoln's Commitment to the Founders

Mr. Lincoln’s Commitment to the Founders

“I love the sentiments of those old-time men; and shall be most happy to abide by their opinions…”

Abraham Lincoln and Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln and Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania helped nominate Abraham Lincoln for President.

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