On this date in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged into the second of three days of savage and deadly fighting. It was perhaps the most important battle in American history, as it turned the tide towards the Union. In the first two years of the Civil War, the Confederacy had shown itself to be […]Read More Burying the Hatchet at Gettysburg
210 years ago today, in a one room log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, one of the greatest Americans to ever live, Abraham Lincoln was born. Over a century and a half after his death, President Lincoln is still all around us. He has more things named after him in America than anyone but George Washington. […]Read More Abraham Lincoln, the Teacher
Today is the 155th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. So many people had to memorize this at some point in their life, but so few understand what it means. The Gettysburg address is a beautiful piece of oratory, but it is also a challenge to America to live to its promise. In the […]Read More The Gettysburg Address: You memorized it, but do you understand it?
On this date in 1858, the famous series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas began in Illinois. They would debate seven times, one for each congressional district in Illinois. Douglas had served in Congress for 15 years, and was nationally known. Lincoln had no Congressional experience and was a relative mystery. […]Read More Lincoln changed his mind, so can we.