American politician and 16th president of the United States
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Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, the country's greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.
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Under Donald Trump, Black Americans continue to trail whites in employment, home ownershipDonald Trump boasts he's the best president for Black Americans since Abe Lincoln. But are Black lives really better under his administration?
The Debate Countdown: Abraham Lincoln, Trump's jokes and oilThe debate in four sentences, why we are talking about the 16th president, and the oil vote.
Presidential debate 2020: Why Abraham Lincoln starred in the final clashTrump's comparison of himself with the 16th president on race issues draws Biden's mockery.
'Abraham Lincoln here': Joe Biden jabs Donald Trump for comparing himself to 16th president during debate exchangeTrump has a history of comparing himself to Lincoln. But after a jab from Biden, Trump clarified, "I didn't say 'I'm Abraham Lincoln.'"
Columbus Day protests: Lincoln, Roosevelt statues torn down in PortlandUS protesters tore down statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in what they described as a declaration of "rage" towards Columbus Day.Organisers dubbed the event..
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What’s on your desk, Becca Farsace?Trees, pandas, earbuds, and Abe Lincoln
Lock of Lincoln hair up for auctionA lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair, wrapped in a bloodstained telegram received on the night of his 1865 assassination, is up for sale. The bushy lock of hair was removed during Lincoln's postmortem..
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Story time: Republican National Convention re-imagines Donald Trump as kind and fairBlack and Hispanic speakers at the Republican convention are trying to paint Donald Trump as the second coming of Abraham Lincoln. Good luck with that.
John Lewis: The 'conscience of Congress' returns to the Capitol one last time to lie in stateCivil rights icon John Lewis will lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda, his casket resting on the same wooden platform used for Abraham Lincoln.
Trump responds to Biden "racist" tauntPresident Donald Trump hit back Wednesday at Democratic rival Joe Biden's comments that Trump is the first "racist" president, saying he has done more than any other to help Black Americans "with the..
Lincoln deserves statues but the Emancipation Memorial misleads on him and Black historyLincoln would have bristled at the statue and the 'Great Emancipator' honorific. He was a reluctant emancipator whose assassination made him a martyr.
DC protesters criticize Emancipation MemorialCalls are intensifying for the removal of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. It depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln's feet - optics that jar and offend many in a nation..
New York City declares Juneteenth an official holidayOn 19 June, 1865 enslaved people in Galveston, Texas received the news that slavery had been abolished by President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier. The news took so long to reach slaves in...
What is Juneteenth 2020, the holiday marking the end of US slavery?On June 19, 1865, a Union solider came to Galveston, Texas, to inform the community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed slaves.
A St. John’s Fencing Coach Is Fired After Making Racist RemarksBoris Vaksman was recorded in a private lesson saying black people “steal” and “kill,” adding that he believed Abraham Lincoln “made a mistake.”
Trump’s False Claim That ‘Nobody Has Ever Done’ More for the Black Community Than He HasThe records of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson, among others, beg to differ.
Sorry, Abe Lincoln Is Not on the BallotBut the 16th president is showing up quite a bit in the 2020 race. He remains uncommitted.
Coronavirus: China hits back at ‘preposterous allegations’ by Trump and alliesChina has issued a lengthy rebuttal of what it said were 24 “preposterous allegations” by some leading US politicians over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese foreign ministry has..
Dishonest Don's monumental backdrop highlights his monumental errorsOne of the most obvious problems with parking yourself in a chair next to a colossal statue of Abraham Lincoln is that you look so very small. Not one of the political and communications brains behind..
24 Tense Hours in Abraham Lincoln’s LifeIn “Every Drop of Blood,” Edward Achorn addresses sweeping issues about the Civil War and the precarious state of America through the president’s 1865 inaugural speech.
Before March for Life, Betsy DeVos stirs controversy by comparing abortion rights, slaveryBefore March for Life, Betsy DeVos invoked Abraham Lincoln, suggesting his anti-slavery view is similar to anti-abortion stances. Historians disagree.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin on the qualities of an effective leaderPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has researched American presidents for 50 years. Over her career, she’s written extensively about the lives of Presidents Abraham Lincoln,..
U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of HormuzThe U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States.
Trump’s Cruelty Gene Is Against The “Better Angels Of Our Nature”Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling President Abraham Lincoln ended his first inaugural address by referring to the “better angels of our nature.” If our nature indeed contains some good..
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Republican activist who ran for Congress: Trump stole my party and my heart is breaking.Trump has transformed the party of Lincoln into a racist, nationalist movement that divides and destroys. And silent Republicans are letting him do it.
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Donald Trump talks health care, Abe Lincoln and Richard Nixon in television interviewPresident Donald Trump says in a TV interview that no other president, not even Abraham Lincoln, has been as mistreated by the press as he has.