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Lincoln Inauguration

Can't Forget About the Present as We Look to Future

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The president sought to galvanize the nation around a single vision by using a metaphor from a time when the United States was losing the race to space. But is this really America's "Sputnik moment"?

What Obama Can Learn from Lincoln's Inaugural

John Stauffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Stauffer

Why did Lincoln defend slavery so vigorously in his inaugural address, thus alienating abolitionists and progressives in his party?

Photos Found Of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

LA Times | Johanna Neuman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Library of Congress on Wednesday unveiled three photo negatives -- long mislabeled -- of the crowd that gathered at the Capitol for Abraham Lincol...