Time magazine lists it as one of the 10 greatest speeches of all time it is a poignant expression of the travails of a troubled nation and it contains an opening line that most americans can still recite years after they learned it in school the speech, of course, is abraham lincoln's gettysburg address. The revealing historical documentary 'the assassination of abraham lincoln', on dvd, the illustrated biography 'abraham lincoln: president and icon,' plus rare memorabilia including a reproduction of the earliest known draft of the gettysburg but, for 1930, it is a pretty darn good representation of the civil war era. Check out exclusive abraham lincoln's assassination videos and features browse the latest abraham lincoln's assassination videos and more on historycom.
On the evening of april 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, our american cousin, president abraham lincoln was shot accompanying him at ford's theatre that night were his wife, mary todd lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named major henry r rathbone, and rathbone's fiancée. Abstract: early progressives co-opted abraham lincoln's legacy to justify their program of expansive government powers over american life in so doing, they obscured how their philosophy of government broke with lincoln and the founding to which he was heir nevertheless, much conservative and libertarian thinking.
The sexuality of abraham lincoln (1809–1865), the 16th president of the united states, has been a topic of debate among some scholars lincoln was married to mary todd from november 4, 1842, until his death on april 15, 1865, and fathered four children with her the topic came to greater attention due to a 2005 book.
Journey through the life of abraham lincoln, the 16th us president, on biographycom learn more about his roles in the civil war and the great emancipation. Abraham lincoln was born in humble surroundings, a one-room log cabin with dirt floors in hardin county, kentucky his father, thomas that constitution, which was widely believed to have been the result of voter fraud by missouri border ruffians, would have legalized slavery in the new state douglas, hoping to.
In his new book, “the apparitionists,” peter manseau offers a sensitive, insightful history of the original spirit photographer, william mumler, whose rise and fall in the late nineteenth century put him at the center of a debate about religion, fraud, and, of course, the material reality of our immortal souls. In the mid-1930s, the federal writers' project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they'd soon be free.
Us president abraham lincoln stuck to a fairly consistent daily routine during his time in the white house. In response to the reported speech in maryland, lincoln's law partner herndon remarked i am aware of the fraud committed on mr lincoln in reporting some insane remarks supposed to have been made by him, in 1864, on the presentation of a bible to him by the colored people of baltimore no sane man ever uttered.
John hay, one of abraham lincoln's two private secretaries, spent the evening of april 14, 1865, good friday, at the white house, drinking whiskey and talking with the president's 21-year-old son, robert, an officer attached to “he also lacked that lofty scorn of fraud and knavery which is inseparable from true greatness. Lincoln's great depression abraham lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a character issue—that is, as a political liability his condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation.