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Mar 4, 1861: Lincoln Inaugurated

Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th president of the United States. Although he extended an olive branch to the South, he also made it clear that he intended to enforce federal laws in the seceded states. Since Lincoln’s election in November,

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Mar 4, 1865: Lincoln Inaugurated for a Second Term

President Lincoln begins his second term, expressing his desire for the war to end and extending a gracious hand to the South. “Fondly do we hope–fervently do we pray–that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.” He concluded

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Feb 27, 1860: Mathew Brady Photographs Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln

On this day in 1860, President Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. Days later, the photograph is published on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar with the caption, Hon. Abram [sic]

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Feb 12, 1809: Abraham Lincoln is Born

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln, one of America’s most admired presidents, grew up a member of a poor family in Kentucky and Indiana. He attended school for

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Jan 1, 1863: Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation. Attempting to stitch together a nation mired in a bloody civil war, Abraham Lincoln made a last-ditch, but carefully calculated, decision regarding the institution of slavery in America. By

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December 6, 1865: 13th Amendment Ratified

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, is ratified. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or

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