Warfare History Network Politics, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas had been personal and political opponents for twenty years when they clashed for the Illinois Senate seat in 1858. The two men facing each other across the debate stage at Ottawa, Illinois, on the afternoon of August 21, 1858, were no strangers to one another. Show More Summary
The tallest US president was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4". The shortest was Benjamin Harrison at 5'6". Donald Trump is 6'3" and Barack Obama is 6'1". This infographic ranks all 45 US presidents by order of height, from tallest to shortest. Join the conversation about this story »
In the mail: Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1949 to 1856 by Sidney Blumenthal. This will be a good one.
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A day after setting off one firestorm, a Cabarrus County lawmaker set off another Wednesday by calling Abraham Lincoln "the same sort (of) tyrant" as Adolf Hitler. Republican Rep. Larry Pittman of Cabarrus County made the comparison in a Facebook post in response to a comment criticizing a bill he'd introduced that would nullify the U.S. Show More Summary
Palm Sunday and Good Friday fall on the same dates in 2017 as they did in 1865
Abraham Lincoln assassination conspiracy theories abounded in the days following the death of the 16th American president. How could John Wilkes Booth manage to pull off such a feat with only a small group of supporters? What was the...Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on this date in 1865. Related: In 1956, an eyewitness to the Lincoln assassination appeared on TV. The Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912 - here’s an eyewitness account. A Brief History of the Cadbury Egg. Videos...Show More Summary
The Republican Party has a very strange relationship with history—and that’s putting it mildly. They are fond of a revisionist version of history in which facts are replaced with outright lies. Of course this is nothing new, but their propensity for bullsht has reached epic proportions as of late. Show More Summary
Rep. Larry Pitmann introduced a bill to reinstate North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.
North Carolina GOP Rep. Larry Pittman compared Abraham Lincoln to Hitler in a Facebook comment defending his bigoted bill to make gay marriage illegal again, a bill that the House Speaker has said will not be heard. The Charlotte Observer...Show More Summary
You might be wondering why North Carolina insists on devolving with its legislation while the rest of the country is focusing on other catastrophes looming ahead. Well, here's a glimpse at the types of lawmakers running the state that's STILL trying to ban same-sex marriage! A North Carolina legislator has landed in hot water after comparing Abraham [...]
The Charlotte Observer reports: A day after setting off one firestorm, a Cabarrus County lawmaker set off another Wednesday by calling Abraham Lincoln “the same sort (of) tyrant” as Adolf Hitler. Republican Rep. Larry Pittman of Cabarrus...Show More Summary
“And if Hitler had won, should the world just get over it?"
North Carolina state Rep. Larry Pittman (R) said in a Facebook post that President Abraham Lincoln was a “tyrant” similar to Germany’s Adolf Hitler, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. A commenter reminded Pittman that the Supreme Court ruling settled [...]
A Republican member of North Carolina’s House of Representatives on Wednesday compared President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler and called the 16th president of the U.S. a “tyrant.” Larry Pittman also blamed Lincoln for the U.S. Civil...Show More Summary
Not only are the North Carolina Republicans literally a pig shit party, but they also openly compare Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler. Share
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A North Carolina legislator used his Facebook campaign page to compare President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler.