July 27, 2004 8:47 PM   Subscribe

Lincoln/Net Lincoln's political career in antebellum Illinois. View by "historical themes" or search for images, text, and audio.
posted by thomas j wise (2 comments total)
Nice link, but....gack. Wasn't Abe another of them there hideous one-term legislators and wretched trial lawyers the GOP has been warning us about?
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 9:05 PM on July 27, 2004

The election is a necessity. We cannot have a free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forgo, or postpone, a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered us.
— Abraham Lincoln, 1864

That's apropos, que no?
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:53 PM on July 27, 2004

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