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Remembering Lincoln

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.

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Abraham Lincoln Speech

Response to a Serenade, 1863

Speeches

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

Abraham Lincoln Speech

President Abraham Lincoln's Last Speech, 1865

Speeches

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.

Abraham Lincoln Speech

House Divided

Speeches

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.

Speech by Abraham Lincoln, 1860

Cooper Union Address

Speeches

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