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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission 2009

celebrates the upcoming 200th birthday of our 16th president. A timeline, key speeches, and links to organizations dedicated to the study of Lincoln are provided. Lesson plans (in the "education" section) help students examine Lincoln's position on slavery, his performance as commander-in-chief, and how U.S. history might have been different had he not been assassinated. (Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission)

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Interesting Fact:

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has come to be recognized at home and abroad, not merely as a key document in American history, but as one of the gems of the English language. Acclaimed historian James McPherson has called it "the world's foremost statement of freedom and democracy and the sacrifices required to achieve and defend them."
A photograph of the President and Thomas (Tad) made by Mathew B. Brady on February 9, 1864.  Photographic print of Abraham Lincoln, seated, with his son Tad, standing, looking at album. Photograph by

The President and Tad

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