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  • Abraham Lincoln's Speech in Peoria, Illinois, 1854

    Abraham Lincoln Speech
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    On October 16, 1854, in Peoria, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas both delivered speeches about the Kansas-Nebraska Act, recently passed by Congress. In this speech, Lincoln framed many of his political arguments against slavery.

  • Response to a Serenade, 1863

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    President Abraham Lincoln made these informal remarks a few days after two important Union victories.

  • President Abraham Lincoln's Last Speech, 1865

    Abraham Lincoln Speech
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    On April 11, 1865, two days after Robert E. Lee surrendered his formidable Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, President Abraham Lincoln addressed hundreds assembled outside the White House. President Lincoln spoke rebuilding the nation.

  • House Divided

    Abraham Lincoln Speech
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    The House Divided was an address given by Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858, at what was then the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination as that state's United States senator.

  • Cooper Union Address

    Speech by Abraham Lincoln, 1860
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    Abraham Lincoln delivered the Cooper Union address on February 27, 1860, at Cooper Union, in New York City.

  • Coaching Student Performances

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    Learn tips from professional actors on how to coach your students to a better performance. Also included are two videos that analyze a student performance.