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ABRAHAM LINCOLN [1809-1865] IN HIS OWN WORDS

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. Speech, Republican State Convention, Springfield, Illinois [June 16, 1858]  Nobody has ever expected me to be president. In my poor, lean lank face nobody has ever seen that … Continue reading

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THE SURPRISE OF HARRY S. TRUMAN [1884-1972]

It is an old story that unexpected demands sometimes reveal unsuspected strengths; but rarely has the story played itself out more dramatically than in the case of Harry S. Truman. The historic context offered the perfect challenge to a potential … Continue reading

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