Abraham Lincoln

About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the United States during the war with the Confederate States of America.

The Gettysburg Address

By |2015-11-19T10:07:21-05:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, American Founding, Civil War|

Editor's Note: There exist at least five versions of the Gettysburg Address, all of which have slightly different wording. The first is known as the "Nicolay copy," as it was once owned by Lincoln's secretary, John Nicolay; this version is the only one which we know was written down by Lincoln prior to his delivering [...]

Genius and Ambition: The Lyceum Address

By |2015-04-15T21:08:19-05:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Featured, Government|

Abraham Lincoln, then a newly-minted young lawyer, delivered the following speech to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois. January 27, 1838 As a subject for the remarks of the evening, the perpetuation of our political institutions, is selected. In the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the American People, find [...]