All quiet along the Potomac Mathew Bradys cameraman, Thomas Le Mere, thought that a standing pose of the president would be popular. Lincoln wondered if it could be accomplished in one shot, and this is the successful result. It was taken on April 1863
1863 ~ November 19 ~ Lincoln uses the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery to honor the Union dead and to restate the purpose of the war to a weary nation. His famous speech is now known as the GETTYSBURG ADDRESS.
History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villa
Abraham Lincoln: Who Was the 16th President of the United States?