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Lincoln’s Greatest Speech

No, it’s not the Gettysburg address. According to Lincoln scholar Ronald C. White. Jr., Lincoln’s greatest speech was the Second Inaugural Address, his famous “with malice toward none, with charity for all” speech that promised healing and reconciliation to the … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln as wartime leader

Modern American presidents have had some of their finest and worst hours as they acted as commander-in-chief of the nation’s armed forces. Pulitzer prize-winning historian James McPherson argues that Abraham Lincoln invented the role of commander-in-chief during the American Civil … Continue reading

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