Remembering Lincoln compiles primary sources that illustrate the reaction to Lincoln's assassination. Use newspapers, letters, images and more to help students learn about how a divided nation responded to tragedy. Create custom lesson plans to use in your classroom.
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.
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.
Lincoln First Inaugural Address 1861
On August 22, 1864 Abraham Lincoln addressed the 166th Ohio Regiment in Washington, D.C.