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” …

Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863) Read more »

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 Reading   Custom Map View …

First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1861) Read more »

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 …

Third Debate with Douglas (September 15, 1858) Read more »

Contributing Editors for this page include Rob O’Keefe 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, …

Fragment on the Constitution (January 1861) Read more »

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

Speech at Republican Banquet (December 10, 1856) Read more »

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.” …

Farewell Address (February 11, 1861) Read more »

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 …

Address to Washington Temperance Society (February 22, 1842) Read more »

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 …

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

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, …

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