THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES I
Political speeches & debates of Lincoln
In the Senatorial Campaign of 1858 in Illinois
speech at Springfield, June 17,
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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...