Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 1863

Abraham Lincoln, 1863

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Wikipedia

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Articles and Clippings about Abraham Lincoln

Illinois newspaper's support of Abraham Lincoln for U.S. SenateIllinois newspaper's support of Abraham Lincoln for U.S. Senate Tue, Jul 20, 1858 – 2 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comEditorial supporting Senator Stephen Douglas over Abraham Lincoln for U.S. SenateEditorial supporting Senator Stephen Douglas over Abraham Lincoln for U.S. Senate Wed, Jul 28, 1858 – Page 2 · Salem Weekly Advocate (Salem, Illinois) · Newspapers.comComparison between Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay’s views on racial equality and slavery in 1858Comparison between Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay’s views on racial equality and slavery in 1858 Tue, Oct 26, 1858 – 2 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comPro-Lincoln biographical sketch from 1860Pro-Lincoln biographical sketch from 1860 Sat, Jun 23, 1860 – 1 · Aurora of the Valley (Newbury, Vermont) · Newspapers.comDescription of Republican nominee Abraham Lincoln’s appearance, habits, and other characteristicsDescription of Republican nominee Abraham Lincoln’s appearance, habits, and other characteristics Thu, May 31, 1860 – Page 2 · The Summit County Beacon (Akron, Ohio) · Newspapers.comViews on Abraham Lincoln as the Republican nominee for the 1860 presidential electionViews on Abraham Lincoln as the Republican nominee for the 1860 presidential election Sat, May 26, 1860 – Page 2 · Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont) · Newspapers.comEditorial: Abraham Lincoln’s enters presidency of a Editorial: Abraham Lincoln’s enters presidency of a "dismembered government" Wed, Mar 6, 1861 – Page 4 · Red-Wing Sentinel (Red Wing, Minnesota) · Newspapers.comEditorial on the upcoming inauguration of Abraham LincolnEditorial on the upcoming inauguration of Abraham Lincoln Mon, Mar 4, 1861 – Page 4 · The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comPresident Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural addressPresident Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural address Sat, Mar 2, 1861 – 2 · Manhattan Express (Manhattan, Kansas) · Newspapers.comA negative view of Abraham Lincoln as presidentA negative view of Abraham Lincoln as president Fri, May 3, 1861 – Page 2 · The Abbeville Press And Banner (Abbeville, South Carolina) · Newspapers.com1862 Mississippi newspaper editorial calls Abraham Lincoln a 1862 Mississippi newspaper editorial calls Abraham Lincoln a "desperate and mad man" Wed, Nov 19, 1862 – Page 1 · Natchez Daily Courier (Natchez, Mississippi) · Newspapers.comA Southern reaction to A Southern reaction to "Lincoln’s Emancipation Programme" Fri, Jan 16, 1863 – 2 · The American Citizen (Canton, Mississippi) · Newspapers.comAccount of Gettysburg Address and dedication as covered by a Pennsylvania newspaperAccount of Gettysburg Address and dedication as covered by a Pennsylvania newspaper Fri, Nov 20, 1863 – Page 1 · The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comPro-Lincoln coverage of his 1865 inauguration for his second term in presidencyPro-Lincoln coverage of his 1865 inauguration for his second term in presidency Fri, Mar 10, 1865 – Page 2 · The Vermont Transcript (Saint Albans, Vermont) · Newspapers.comNotice and details of President Lincoln’s assassinationNotice and details of President Lincoln’s assassination Wed, Apr 19, 1865 – Page 2 · Raftsman's Journal (Clearfield, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comNew York Times reports on Lincoln's assassinationNew York Times reports on Lincoln's assassination Sat, Apr 15, 1865 – Page 1 · The New York Times (New York, New York) · Newspapers.comA Texas newspaper's editorial about the assassination of Abraham LincolnA Texas newspaper's editorial about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln Thu, Apr 27, 1865 – Page 2 · The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) · Newspapers.comVarious reactions to news of Abraham Lincoln's assassinationVarious reactions to news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination Sun, Apr 16, 1865 – Page 1 · The Daily Milwaukee News (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comEditorial following Lincoln's death advocating a continuance of his conciliatory methods of peaceEditorial following Lincoln's death advocating a continuance of his conciliatory methods of peace Mon, Apr 17, 1865 – Page 2 · The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) · Newspapers.comEditorial advocating harsher methods of dealing with the South than Lincoln favoredEditorial advocating harsher methods of dealing with the South than Lincoln favored Fri, Apr 28, 1865 – Page 2 · The New Berne Times (New Bern, North Carolina) · Newspapers.comEditorial pondering how Lincoln's death will affect the post-war SouthEditorial pondering how Lincoln's death will affect the post-war South Thu, Apr 20, 1865 – Page 2 · The Wilmington Herald (Wilmington, North Carolina) · Newspapers.comStory of why Abraham Lincoln grew his beardStory of why Abraham Lincoln grew his beard Thu, Feb 12, 1953 – Page 4 · The Logan Daily News (Logan, Ohio) · Newspapers.com
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