Tag: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

Abraham Lincoln, by G.P.A. Healy, 1887 – from the White House See also James Madison, Father of the Constitution (1751-1836).     Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863. The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had […]

Abraham Lincoln on Tyranny

Abraham Lincoln on Tyranny

See also Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) You will find that all the arguments in favor of king-craft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people, not that they wanted to do it, but because the people were better off for being ridden. That is their argument, […]

Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863

Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on 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 […]

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