Mr. Curtis's Page for U. S. History 

 

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it."

I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lincoln's last portrait 

 

to see a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manlius Pebble Hill School

 

 

 

 

History 7

 

United States History

 

Global Citizenship

 

 

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Rules for Writing

 

The First Amendment to the Constitution

 

 

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Ulysses S. Grant at Cold Harbor, July 1864

 

 

  

 

 

 

The Quebe Sisters, Itís a Sin to Tell a Lie

 

Norman Blake et al, Blackberry Blossom

 

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