Posted in Civil Rights History

Civil Rights from Rutherford B Hayes to Lincoln and on to Today

On January 25, 1877, the US Senate moves as part of the Compromise of 1877 to cast 20 “undetermined” electoral votes for Republican Gov. Rutherford…

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Lincoln: A House Divided

On this day in 1858, after receiving his fledgling Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for US Senate, Abraham Lincoln delivers his “House Divided” speech before 1,000…

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Posted in History

On This Day-Mar 4th-Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s own words best convey the spirit and purpose of the Republic, and provide context for today’s tumult: “I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.”

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Lincoln Consigns the Nation's Future at Gettysburg by Bill Urich

On this day in 1863, a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,…

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Lincoln Consigns the Nation’s Future at Gettysburg by Bill Urich

On this day in 1863, a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,…

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Posted in Elections History

One Election Can Matter a Great Deal

On this very day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the…

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