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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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House Divided Speech (June 16, 1858)

Ranking #6 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “If we could first know where we are….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, June 16, 1858 Image Gallery   Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding

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Letter to Williamson Durley (October 3, 1845)

Ranking #23 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “But I will not argue farther….” Audio Version On This Date <ahref=”http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/panel/this_date/1845-10-03″>HD Daily Report, October 3, 1845 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to

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First Debate with Douglas (August 21, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Martin Buchman Ranking #26 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “When a man hears himself somewhat misrepresented, it provokes him-at least, I find it so with myself…” Audio Version

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Second Debate with Douglas (August 27, 1858)

Ranking #27 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I now propose that I will answer any of the interrogatories, upon condition that he will answer questions from me not exceeding the same number.” Audio Version

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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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Fifth Debate with Douglas (October 7, 1858)

Ranking #30 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now a few words in regard to these extracts from speeches of mine, which Judge Douglas has read to you, and which he supposes are in very

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Sixth Debate with Douglas (October 13, 1858)

Ranking #31 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I will say now that there is a sentiment in the country contrary to me-a sentiment which holds that slavery is not wrong, and therefore it goes

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Seventh Debate with Douglas (October 15, 1858)

Ranking #32 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle

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Presidential Proclamation (September 22, 1862)

Ranking #33 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state,

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Letter to Lyman Trumbull (December 10, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Annemarie Gray and Susan Williams Phelps Ranking #45 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Stand firm. The tug has to come, & better now, than any time hereafter.”  Audio

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Letter to Mary Speed (September 27, 1841)

Contributing Editors for this page include Mary Beth Donnelly Ranking #46 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “A gentleman had purchased twelve negroes in different parts of Kentucky and was taking them to a farm

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Slavery Protest (March 3, 1837)

Contributing Editors for this page include Greg O’Reilly 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

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Eulogy on Henry Clay (July 6, 1852)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jin Hong, Kory Loyola and Greg O’Reilly 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,

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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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Peoria Speech (October 16, 1854)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco, Kory Loyola, Greg O’Reilly 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

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Definition of Democracy (August 1, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Canada Snyder Ranking #81 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of

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Letter to William Kellogg (December 11, 1860)

Ranking #83 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Douglas is sure to be again trying to bring in his ‘Pop. Sov.’ Have none of it. The tug has to come & better now than later.”

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Letter to John Gilmer (December 15, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Williams Phelps Ranking #109 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “May I be pardoned if I ask whether even you have ever attempted to procure the reading of

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Letter to Henry Raymond (December 18, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Williams Phelps Ranking #110 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Yours of the 14th. is received. What a very mad-man your correspondent, Smedes is. Mr. Lincoln is not

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Letter to Joshua Speed (August 24, 1855)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jonas Sherr Ranking #138 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the

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Endorsement (May 17, 1860)

Ranking #142 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I agree with Seward in his ‘Irrepressible Conflict,’  but I do not endorse his ‘Higher Law’ doctrine. Make no contracts that will bind me.” On This Date HD

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