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Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1865)

Ranking #3 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: By the time Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for his second term as president on Saturday, March 4, 1865, the union was nearly restored, slavery essentially destroyed, and

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Letter to Albert Hodges (April 4, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Leah Miller Ranking #7 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You asked me to put in writing….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, April 4, 1864 Image

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Letter to Reverdy Johnson (July 26, 1862)

Ranking #14 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am a patient man….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 26, 1862 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to Reverdy

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Handbill on Infidelity (July 31, 1846)

Ranking #16 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In the summer of 1846, Abraham Lincoln was a Whig candidate for a seat in the US Congress. He was competing against Democratic nominee Peter Cartwright,

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Letter to John Johnston (January 12, 1851)

Ranking #25 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  Abraham Lincoln grew up in what we call today a blended family. His mother Nancy died when his sister Sarah was eleven and he was only

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Meditation on Divine Will (September 2, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Mary Beth Donnelly, Michelle Grasso, and Marsha Greco Ranking #35 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act

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Reply to Emancipation Memorial (September 13, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jamie Sharpe 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

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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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Letter to Thurlow Weed (March 15, 1865)

Contributing Editors for this page include Patrick Culhane Ranking #74 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and

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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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Fragment on Niagara Falls (September 25, 1848)

Contributing Editors for this page include Bob Frey Ranking #102 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Niagara-Falls! By what mysterious power is it that millions and millions, are drawn from all parts of the world,

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Letter to Arnold Fischel (December 14, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jonas Sherr Ranking #111 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I find that there are several particulars in which the present law in regard to Chaplains is supposed to

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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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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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