As the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln helped keep the Union together during the American Civil War and abolished slavery in the United States.
Remembered for his honesty, compassion, and strength of character, Lincoln remains one of the most respected presidents in American history.
"I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence"
Mr. Lincoln and Freedom
details the progress of Mr. Lincoln's opposition to slavery
from his years in the Illinois State Legislature
to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery
Mr. Lincoln and Friends
reviews the many men and a few women whose friendships
helped determine Mr. Lincoln's political progress and success
in the state capital in Springfield, Illinois and the nation's capital in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Lincoln and the Founders
examines the impact of the Founders, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
on Mr. Lincoln's life, political thinking and political actions in the 1850s and 1860s
Mr. Lincoln and New York
appraises how the center of political, media and economic power in 19th century America
interacted with, supported and tormented Mr. Lincoln both before and during his Presidency
Mr. Lincoln's White House
examines the people and events who worked with President Lincoln
in Washington during the tumultuous years of the Civil War
The Lincoln Institute
a non-profit organization whose mission is to help
promote study of the life of American's 16th President and
the impact he had on the preservation of the Union,
the emancipation of black slaves,
and the development of democratic principles
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The Presidential Papers of Abraham Lincoln Online
Lincoln - audioanimatronics
Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Abraham Lincoln Documents in the Illinois State Archives
Abraham Lincoln Online
White House Webserver Information on Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln - 1st Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln - 2nd Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln - Familiar Quotations
The Works of Abraham Lincoln
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The History Place
Portrait of Young Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
Gen. Henry L. Burnett's Memories of the Lincoln Assassination Trial
Lincoln's Own Yarns and Stories
The Lincoln Museum
The Lincoln Legal Papers
Images of Lincoln
Portraits of the Presidents
The Time of the Lincolns - a family, and country, divided
battlefield near Gettysburg, PA
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . . can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . . we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. . .that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. . . that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (2 Volumes) by Albert Jeremiah Beveridge (1928)|
The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln : Six Months at the White House by F. B. Carpenter (1883)
The Great American Myth : The True Story of Lincoln's Murder by George S. Bryan (1940)
The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia by Mark E., Jr. Neely (1982)
Complete Lincoln - Douglas Debates of 1858 by Paul Angle (Editor), David Zarefsky (1991)
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies by Harold Holzer (Editor) (1999)
Henry Clay : Statesman for the Union by Robert Vincent Remini (1991)
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