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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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North-South and Quiet

“At one Ohio stop, Lincoln remarked that the situation between the North and the South reminded him of his two younger boys. One had a toy the other wanted and demanded it in belligerent terms. After a while he was ordered to let his brother…

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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

The Power of the Rail

The Power of the Rail

In this cartoon, Lincoln uses the Constitution as leverage to hoist James Buchanan out of the presidential chair of state and into political oblivion.

Wade-Davis Bill

Wade-Davis Bill

The next major confrontation between President Lincoln and Radical Republicans in Congress came in 1864 over reconstruction.

Samuel L. M. Barlow (1826-1889)

Samuel L. M. Barlow (1826-1889)

Samuel Latham Mitchell Barlow “…was a rising young corporation lawyer in Wall Street” when he met George B. McClellan in 1854./p>

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