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Religious Beliefs of the Pilgrims

Religious Beliefs of the PilgrimsDuring the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Puritan-leaning religious opinions were generally tolerated, but when King James came to power in 1604 the Church of England again began to root out, prosecute, and jail those...

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Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Lincoln's First Inaugural AddressMarch 4, 1861Fellow citizens of the United States: in compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take, in your presence, the oath prescribed by the...

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether that...

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The Emancipation Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America:A PROCLAMATION    Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:    "That on...

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Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Lincoln's Second Inaugural AddressMarch 4, 1865Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in...

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Religious Beliefs of the Pilgrims

Religious Beliefs of the PilgrimsDuring the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Puritan-leaning religious opinions were generally tolerated, but when King James came to power in 1604 the Church of England again began to root out, prosecute, and jail those...

Continue Reading

The Emancipation Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America:A PROCLAMATION    Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:    "That on...

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