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Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (Hodgenville, KY, February 12, 1809 - Washington D. C, April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis -the American Civil War- preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernizing the economy. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was self-educated, and became a country lawyer, a Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives during the 1840s. He promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, canals, railroads and tariffs to encourage the building of factories; he opposed the war with Mexico in 1846.

Friday Jan 15, 2021

Abraham Lincoln: Your life and your years

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Friday Jan 1, 2021

Abraham Lincoln: Your own resolution

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

Abraham Lincoln: Enemies and friends

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

Monday Jul 13, 2020

Abraham Lincoln: Responsibility

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Wednesday Aug 21, 2019

Abraham Lincoln: Mind and Happiness

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Monday Jun 6, 2016

Abraham Lincoln: Thorns and Roses

We can complain
because rose bushes have thorns,

or rejoice
because thorn bushes have roses.

Tuesday Mar 10, 2015

Abraham Lincoln: Silence can be useful

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.