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Today in history: Lincoln prepares the Emancipation Proclamation

July 22, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln informed his cabinet that he would issue the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. But ending slavery wasn’t Lincoln's priority. He hoped it would result in blacks fleeing the South and joining the Union army, thus weakening the South. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln campaign flag highlights Heritage Auctions' APIC National Convention Auction

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

An 1860 campaign flag for Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin (est. $20,000+) highlights Heritage Auctions? American Political Item Collectors National Convention Auction, July 30-Aug. 2 in Denver. The American Political...Show More Summary

How to Start a Business After Multiple Failed Attempts as an Entrepreneur

Did you know that Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates' first business, Traf-O-Data, was a flop? Or that before he was president, Abraham Lincoln had a retail store that went bankrupt? As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Show More Summary

Churchill’s Leading Role

Reviewing Jonathan Rose’s The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, Michael F. Bishop appreciates the insights offered by approaching Sir Winston through the writing he both produced and loved: Like Abraham Lincoln, the greatest statesman of the 19th century, Winston Churchill, the greatest of the 20th, had a genius for language. But unlike Lincoln, Churchill made […]

Lincoln High teacher a real All-Star

Renan Ebeid is an All-Star educator. The popular Abraham Lincoln High School athletic director and assistant principal is in Minnesota to be honored along with 29 other teachers from around the country - one for each MLB team - as one of the top teachers in the nation.

Happy 61st 'Nameversary' Internal Revenue Service

July's a big month for the Internal Revenue Service. On July 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay Civil War expenses. George S. Boutwell,...Show More Summary

Why America Is In Jeopardy

On page 563 of his latest biography, “John Quincy Adams: American Visionary,” author Fred Kaplan (biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Gore Vidal among others) cites this insight of the sixth president: “Christianity...Show More Summary

The irony of Britain’s planned Mahatma Gandhi statue

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

The British government announced Tuesday that it will install a statue of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi opposite Parliament alongside statues of other pioneering statesmen, including Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. TheShow More Summary

The irony of Britain’s planned Mahatma Gandhi statue

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

The British government announced Tuesday that it will install a statue of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi opposite Parliament alongside statues of other pioneering statesmen, including Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. TheShow More Summary

Wade-Davis

In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln’s reelection was still up in the air, so politically it might have made sense to pocket veto the Wade-Davis bill to impose a harsher Reconstruction policy upon the South. But Lincoln had one fatal error in his presidency, which was believing in southern unionism. That error made him […]

Hot July 4 Clip: Dinesh D’Souza Docu ‘America’ On Abraham Lincoln

If your last film was the second-highest-grossing political documentary of all time, you need to think big with your follow-up. Dinesh D’Souza and his America co-director John Sullivan have certainly tried to do that. The team behind 2012?s 2016: Obama’s America asked Hillary Clinton to appear in their just released docu but she turned them down. Show More Summary

The eternal meaning of Independence Day

(Scott Johnson) Today is of course the anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. As a politician and as president, Lincoln was a profound student of the Constitution and constitutional history. Perhaps...Show More Summary

Devon Bishop & Jessica Jusino; Sailors saving the world

WVEC reports that Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Devon Bishop and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Third Class Jessica Jusino from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln were having lunch together the other day in Newport News, Virginia when they saw smoke coming from a nearby house; Officials said a bystander told two sailors from the USS […]

President Abraham Lincoln's Slippers

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Abraham Lincoln wore these size 14 goat slippers while relaxing at home, right up until the day he was assassinated. Soon to be displayed at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C., the slippers are on loan from the President Rutherford B. Show More Summary

Congressman Trey Gowdy at 65,000-Member Megachurch: Don't Expect Political, Social 'Messiah'; Answers to All Political Questions in Bible

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, told campuses at Houston's 65,000-member Second Baptist Church June 28-29 that people who are hoping for an Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan in the political sphere or a Martin Luther King in the social arena will be disappointed. Today's media, political, and cultural atmosphere focuses on tearing down people who seek leadership.

150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act

A view of the Domes in Yosemite National Park, photographed around 1865. Photo by Carleton E. Watkins June 30 is an important date when it comes to land conservation in America. On that day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as protected wilderness areas. Show More Summary

15 Classic Images to Celebrate 150 Years of Yosemite

On June 30, 1864, Abraham Lincoln — in the midst of the Civil War — signed the Yosemite Land Grant in an effort to protect and preserve one of the nation's most majestic places for future generations 150 later, U.S. national parks are...Show More Summary

Nature Is Magical—And These Ten Stunning Photos Prove It. Happy Birthday, Yosemite!

On this day 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to protect Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove in California. It was the first time the US had set aside wilderness, in this case roughly the size of Rhode Island, especially for preservation. Show More Summary

Online Course Explores Lincoln’s Toughest Relationships

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