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Celebrating Abraham Lincoln's Life & Legacy

Lincoln Bicentennial: February 12, 2009

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President Barack Obama:

A Tribute to Lincoln's Leadership

February 12, 2009

25 Minutes

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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Text of Lincoln's Farewell Address in Springfield

Text of Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

Text of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address


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Judge Ann Claire Williams:

Abraham Lincoln's Lasting Legacy

February 12, 2009

President Barack Obama:

A Tribute to Lincoln's Leadership

February 12, 2009

Reactions to President Obama's Tribute to Lincoln's Leadership

February 12, 2009

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee:

Republicans' Core Values

February 12, 2009

Governor Pat Quinn:

Honoring Lincoln

February 12, 2009

Presentation of a Bust of Abraham Lincoln to the Illinois Supreme Court

January 12, 2009

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Reenactent and the Structure of Lincoln's Arguments

December 12, 2008


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More Information About Abraham Lincoln


Born: February 12, 1809 to Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln outside of Hodgenville, Kentucky


Marriage: November 4, 1842 to Mary Todd (1818-1882)


Children: Robert Todd (1843-1926), Edward Baker (1846-1850), William Wallace (1850-1862), and Thomas "Tad" (1853-1871)


Political Career: Illinois State Legislature (1834-1841), U.S. House of Representatives (1847-1849), U.S. President (1861-1865)


Political Party: Whig; Republican


Died: April 15, 1865 at Petersen's Boarding House in Washington, DC


Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois


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