INAUGURALS, ADDRESSES, AND LETTERS
Address to the People of Sangamon County,
March 9, 1832
The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions,
January 27, 1837
Sixteenth president of the United States and president during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was immortalized by his Emancipation Proclamation, his Gettysburg Address, and two outstanding ...
As a young man, Lincoln had taken flatboat trips down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. While traveling, he saw other boats become unavoidably grounded on sandbars that were created by the river's shif...