1861: Union Gen. John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves there to be free. (Fremont's emancipation order was countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln).
Nearly 870 lots of important and historically significant objects relating to the life of President Abraham Lincoln debuts Sept. 17 in Heritage Auctions' Lincoln and His Times, a rare joint auction presented in cooperation with the publishers...Show More Summary
It was built by local philanthropist and close friend of President Lincoln Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to...Show More Summary
Hearing about a teen girl who met with President Abraham Lincoln for thirty minutes a day over a five month period may make you think of affairs, scandals and inappropriate behavior. But there was nothing untoward about 17-year-old Lavinia...Show More Summary
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th News and Documentary Emmys on Wednesday September 21st at the Lincoln Center. Hailed by AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale as “oneShow More Summary
Dan Rather wrote an excellent post on Facebook in response to Donald Trump’s 2nd Amendment comment yesterday. He included this from President Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords... Read more »
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By Andrew Feinberg Many would-be presidents would love to be associated with Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. But not this way. Unlike Lincoln and Truman, Trump is becoming famous for not honoring his financial obligations. The Washington Post has reported that Trump has the cruel habit of saying profits from a certain venture—Trump: The Game, [...]Show More Summary
In the years before he became a politician, Abraham Lincoln was one of the most feared wrestlers in Illinois.
Statues of 16th President Abraham Lincoln can be found nearly everywhere in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois: in front of the Illinois State Capitol, adjacent to Lincoln's Tomb, across the street from the Presidential Library, and... Show More Summary
In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed The Yosemite Grant, granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California, the first time that the U.S. Government enacted to protect land for future public enjoyment. This...Show More Summary
The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls. These true accounts of President Lincoln’s animal encounters show that the Great Emancipator’s compassion wasn’t limited to humankind. LITTLE ABE AND THE WILD TURKEY Lincoln learned at seven years old that he was different when it came to animals. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton delivered a terrific address at the Old State House in Springfield, Illinois—the site at which President Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech. She spoke at length about racial justice, then segued...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton wants to get past partisan politics, but isn't ready to back off her criticisms of Donald Trump. Speaking from the same stage where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech, the former secretary...Show More Summary
Donald Trump escalates his feud with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m. Donald Trump continues to fire back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she said she couldn't imagine what a Trump presidency would mean for the court or the country.Donald Trump says Ruth...
Donald Trump escalates his feud with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 13, 2016, 10:21 a.m. Donald Trump continues to fire back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she said she couldn't imagine what a Trump presidency would mean for the court or the country.Donald Trump says Ruth...
July 7, 2016 By Andrew Feinberg Alarmed that Donald Trump might become president and/or destroy the planet, Abraham Lincoln has come back to life to debate the presumptive Republican nominee. Excerpts follow. L: So you’re the Republican nominee? What happened? Was there a plague and you survived? T: Hey, easy on the insults. That’s my [...]Show More Summary
As the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump could learn a lot from his party’s first president, Abraham Lincoln. He should start with religion and immigration, topics on which he has appealed to fear and bigotry rather than “the better angels of our nature” as Lincoln did. Trump has...
Ten Reasons Abe Lincoln Would Be Rolling Over in His Grave Today by Andrew Feinberg President Teddy Roosevelt put a portrait of Lincoln in the oval office and, when confronted with a problem, would ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Today, the answer, I’m afraid, would be roll over in his grave. There are 10 reasons [...]Show More Summary
On June 19, 1865, two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, TX were finally freed. They were the last to be informed of their free status and to commemorate this moment...Show More Summary