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Quote of the Day

The inclination to exchange thoughts with one another is probably an original impulse of our nature.”– Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, February 11, 1859

Daily Story

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Religion

An old-line Baptist preacher rose up in the pulpit of his country meeting house, and in a loud voice announced his text thus: “I am the Christ whom I shall represent today.”…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

This cartoon contrasts Lincoln’s advocacy of equality and free labor in the North to McClellan’s alleged support of slavery.

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

“I cannot fail to remember that I appear for the first time before an audience in this now great State”

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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