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I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.”– House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858

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Noise and Frogs

Some years ago a couple of emigrants from the Emerald Isle were wending their way westward in search of employment as a means of subsistence. The shades of night had already closed in upon them as they found themselves in the vicinity of a large…

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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

Dred Scott

Dred Scott

The second major upheaval in Mr. Lincoln’s and the nation’s attitude toward slavery was the Supreme Court’s decision on the Dred Scott case.

Ira Harris (1802-1875)

Ira Harris (1802-1875)

New York Senator Ira Harris was among President Lincoln’s “most frequent evening visitors,” wrote Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas.  His frequent presence made him privy to the President’s patronage so much so that the President once claimed that he looked underneath his bed each night to check if Senator Harris was there, seeking another patronage favor…

Abraham Lincoln and Iowa

Abraham Lincoln and Iowa

Abraham Lincoln spent only three days in Iowa, but he made a permanent mark on the state and its economy.

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