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Why are many liberals comparing Obama with Abraham Lincoln, civil war, and the death of more than 600,000 Americans?

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Political: Ribbons & Badges, Single Portrait Brady Ribbon: June, 1858 Lincoln was instrumental in getting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, where his acceptance speech would become known as the "HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH". The fame debates w/Douglas took place in 7 towns throughout ILL. Despite holding his own w/Douglas, the state legislature selected Douglas for the senate seat by a vote of 54-46.

1865 --- The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

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Civil War

Civil War is a Social Studies unit designed to teach upper elementary students about the many complex topics that contributed to the Civil War. Students read many original informational texts, and color-code these texts to help with comprehension. Several maps and foldables are included throughout the unit. A writing prompt for each lesson within the unit is also included.

This vintage American Civil War painting features President Abraham Lincoln, holding the American flag, as he speaks before a crowd.

Roger That .... "There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war except its ending." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln's Corn Cakes. This was one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite foods. He first ate them as a boy, and they remained his favorite breakfast food throughout his life. He often bragged that he could eat them faster than anyone could make them. He also enjoyed them for late Sunday supper.

Ford’s theatre The president's box at Ford's theatre, photographed at the time of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 by the actor John Wilkes Booth – five days after General Robert Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox. The theatre remained closed for over 100 years until it reopened in 1968 as a national historic site and working theatre. Archive photograph by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Cases including the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets, Top Hat and Greatcoat from the night of the assassination. Items now on display as part of “Silent Witnesses” at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Photo by Gary Erskine.

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✡️Eliana Benador✡️ on

Abraham Lincoln--The U.S. Constitution Obamacare is UNCONSTITUTIONAL...Senate & Congress should know this and it be abolished on these grounds alone. WHERE are you representatives of the people of the United States??-

Abraham Lincoln Tomb... Springfield, IL... A lot of my family on my dads side lives here, so I went to see them :) Went to Abe Lincoln's home that he grew up in too! *Christina*

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Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake

A young Mary Todd lincoln

ca. 1860, [The first portrait taken of Abraham Lincoln after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago], William Marsh Abrahan Lincoln was one of the most strategic political nominees. He recognized the importance and benefit of the photograph as well as the newspapers  in securing his public image and nomination. Therefore, Mr. Lincoln sat for over 100 photographs during his lifetime.