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Lincoln/Net

presents writings, speeches, and materials from Abraham Lincoln's years in Illinois (1830-1861). Biographical materials look at Lincoln's boyhood, Indian wars, the Whig Party, the Mexican War, the Republican Party, and the 1859-61 campaign. Themes include economic development, frontier settlement, racial attitudes, politics, religion and culture, and social relations of the era. Lesson plans focus on the Lincoln-Douglas debates, anti-slavery movement, Black Hawk War, and more. (Northern Illinois University, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Lincoln and Douglas, Permission: Chicago Historical Society

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