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      Abraham Lincoln's inauguration in 1861. #abrahamlincoln #civilwar

    • Amber

      Crowds assemble for the first inauguration of Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1861. The Civil War would start weeks later.

    • Charlotte Johnson

      U.S. President Abraham Lincoln stands under cover at the center of Capitol steps during his inauguration in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1861. The scaffolding at upper right was used in construction of the Capitol dome. (AP Photo) #

    • Sharon Agregaard

      Author of Lincoln mystery letter identified - Yahoo News Seven score and 10 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.

    • Teresa Craddock
      • 2 years ago

      "But no organic law can ever be framed with a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration. No foresight can anticipate, nor any document of reasonable length contain express provisions for all possible questions. Shall fugitives from labor be surrendered by national or by State authority? The Constitution does not expressly say. May Congress prohibit slavery in the territories? The Constitution does not expressly say. Must Congress protect slavery in the territories? The Constitution does not expressly say". Think about it...these are the words of President Lincoln...I think President Obama's "We the people" sounds a little familiar?...

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