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Presidential Proclamation (April 19, 1861)

Ranking #42 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States … have further deemed it advisable to set on foot a blockade of the ports within the States

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Reply to Emancipation Memorial (September 13, 1862)

Ranking #49 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “What good would a proclamation of emancipation from me do, especially as we are now situated? I do not want to issue a document that the whole

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Slavery Protest (March 3, 1837)

Ranking #53 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “They believe that the institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy; but that the promulgation of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than

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Speech on War With Mexico (January 12, 1848)

Contributing Editors for this page include Cynthia Smith Ranking #55 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “When the war began, it way my opinion that all those who, because of knowing too little, or because of

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General War Order No. 1 (January 27, 1862)

Ranking #59 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that the 22nd day of February 1862, be the day for a general movement of the Land and Naval forces of the United States against the

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Annual Message (December 1, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Gary Emerson Ranking #60 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” On This

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Eulogy on Henry Clay (July 6, 1852)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jin Hong and Kory Loyola Ranking #62 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Ranking #150 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. Clay’s predominant sentiment, from first

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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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Presidential Proclamation (May 19, 1862)

Ranking #65 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, proclaim and declare, that the government of the United States, had no knowledge, information, or belief, of an intention

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Remarks on Colonization (August 14, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco and Adam Grant Kelley Ranking #66 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “This afternoon the President of the United States gave audience to a Committee of colored

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Proclamation of Thanksgiving (October 3, 1863)

Ranking #69 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” On This Date HD Daily Report, October

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Presidential Proclamation (December 8, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #70 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “And I do further proclaim, declare, and make known, that whenever, in any of the States of

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Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair (June 16, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Johnson Ranking #73 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is

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Peoria Speech (October 16, 1854)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco, Kory Loyola, and Cynthia Smith Ranking #75 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “And, as this subject is no other, than part and parcel of the larger

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Speech Concerning the State Bank (January 11, 1837)

Ranking #76 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. Chairman, this movement is exclusively the work of politicians; a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people, and who, to

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First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions (April 6, 1858)

Ranking #80 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship. This improvement, he effects by Discoveries, and Inventions.” On

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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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Annual Message (December 8, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Emily Weiss Ranking #88 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…When Congress assembled a year ago the war had already lasted nearly twenty months, and there had been many

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Letter to Union Delegation (June 9, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Rhonda Webb Ranking #90 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I

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Annual Message (December 6, 1864)

Ranking #100 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “… At the last session of Congress a proposed amendment of the Constitution abolishing slavery throughout the United States, passed the Senate, but failed for lack of

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Speech at Columbus (September 16, 1859)

Ranking #106 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…The Giant himself has been here recently. [Laughter.] I have seen a brief report of his speech. If it were otherwise unpleasant to me to introduce the

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Letter to Henry Sibley (December 6, 1862)

Ranking #113 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that of the Indians and Half-breeds sentenced to be hanged by the Military Commission, composed of Colonel Crooks, Lt. Colonel Marshall, Captain Grant, Captain Bailey, and

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Reply to Workingmen of Manchester (January 19, 1863)

Ranking #114 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have understood well that the duty of self-preservation rests solely with the American people. But I have at the same time been aware that favor or

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Remarks to Indians (March 27, 1863)

Ranking #115 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You have all spoken of the strange sights you see here, among your pale-faced brethren; the very great number of people that you see; the big wigwams;

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