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Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brenda Klawonn and Sarah Turpin Ranking #1 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: There are five versions of the Gettysburg Address in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting. The so-called “Bliss Copy”

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First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1861)

Ranking #11 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I hold, that in contemplation of universal law….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, March 4, 1861 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln:

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Cooper Union Speech (February 27, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Stacy Hoeflich Ranking #20 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In the fall of 1859, Abraham Lincoln received an invitation from the Young Men’s Republican Club of New

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Third Debate with Douglas (September 15, 1858)

Ranking #28 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “There is very much in the principles that Judge Douglas has here enunciated that I most cordially approve, and over which I shall have no controversy with

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Fragment on the Constitution (January 1861)

Ranking #50 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even

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Speech at Republican Banquet (December 10, 1856)

Contributing Editors for this page include Kory Loyola Ranking #63 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Ranking #150 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change

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Farewell Address (February 11, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michelle Grasso and Brenda Klawonn Ranking #64 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My friends—No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting.”

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Response to Serenade (July 7, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Emily Weiss Ranking #86 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “How long ago is it?—eighty odd years—since on the Fourth of July for the first time in the history

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Address to Washington Temperance Society (February 22, 1842)

Ranking #121 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…Although the Temperance cause has been in progress for near twenty years, it is apparent to all, that it is, just now, being crowned with a degree of

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Address to PA House of Representatives (February 22, 1861)

Ranking #126 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “They had arranged it so that I was given the honor of raising it to the head of its staff [applause]; and when it went up, I

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Speech at River and Harbor Convention (July 6, 1847)

Ranking #135 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I had supposed that it was not proper for me, residing in Illinois, to occupy the time of the Convention in making a speech.  I will, however,

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Address to New Jersey Senate (February 21, 1861)

Ranking #148 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “May I be pardoned if, upon this occasion, I mention that away back in my childhood, the earliest days of my being able to read, I got

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