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A Proclamation of Thanksgiving

This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day … Continue reading

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Why the 1864 Presidential Election May Be the Most Important One in Our History

It is dicey to make “the most” statements. History is constantly being written. Usually it is not recognized as history in the moment, but only when later generations have the benefit of understanding the larger context in which it unfolded. … Continue reading

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