In 1982, forty-nine historians and political scientists were asked by the Chicago
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One important way Lincoln effects contemporary society is that we look back on
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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America, the ... as
president in 1860, he had successful careers as a lawyer and politician in .....
America's modern Thanksgiving holiday dates from that first national observation.
... the institution of slavery, had a great effect on the future presidency for Lincoln.
During the American Civil War, the Union's bold economic policies laid the
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These rights changed the political landscape. By 1872, 1,510 African Americans
held office in the southern states. Eight black men served together in the U.S. ...
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Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect on ...
Jul 24, 2012 ... Lincoln became the most articulate voice against human bondage in ... A
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Jul 6, 2012 ... This month marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific
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Perhaps the most surprising thing to modern Americans about the 1860
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The Civil War had a greater impact on American society and the polity than any
other ... This political cartoon captures Senator Henry S. Foote of Mississippi ... By
preventing the further expansion of slavery, Lincoln hoped to "place it .... For
better or worse, the flames of the Civil War forged the framework of modern