The Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863

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Emancipation Proclamation [California printing, Cheesman copy], January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation was shaped by both pragmatic considerations and Lincoln’s deeply held, lifelong hatred of slavery.

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Charles Sumner on Reconstruction and the South, 1866

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Charles Sumner, [One man power versus Congress], c. October 2, 1866 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Charles Sumner, [One man power versus Congress], c. October 2, 1866 (Gilder Lehr
Photograph of Charles Sumner, c. 1861–1865 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
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President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, 1865

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The Inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln delivered at the National Capitol, March 4, 1865. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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The Union Is Dissolved!, 1860

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Charleston Mercury, The Union Is Dissolved, December 20, 1860. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Landing of Columbus, 1492

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Landing of Christopher Columbus, 1856This engraving depicts Columbus’s first landing in the New World, on the island he called San Salvador, on October 12, 1492. Columbus is surrounded by his men on the beach.

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President Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, 1861

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Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.On March 4, 1861, the day Abraham Lincoln was first sworn into office as President of the United States, the Chicago Tribune printed this special pamphlet of his First Inaugural Address.

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De Soto’s discovery of the Mississippi, 1541

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De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi, 1858

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy, 1963

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Dow Jones News Service ticker tape from the day John F. Kennedy was assassinatedOn November 22, 1963, President John F.

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George Washington on attending church, 1762

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George Washington to Burwell Bassett, August 28, 1762. (GIlder Lehrman Collection)In 1762, Virginia planter and future president George Washington, just thirty years old, had reason for optimism.

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The Province of Massachusetts Bay requests aid from Queen Anne, 1708

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A Memorial of the State of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England to QQueen Anne’s War (1702–1713) was the second of four great wars for empire fought among France and England and their Indian allies.

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