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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
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Go beyond the text of the Lincoln supplement by clicking on any of the categories below to enrich your learning about Abraham Lincoln and the constitutional issues surrounding his presidency. These sections contain the full texts of primary sources, court cases, biographies of key individuals, links to other helpful websites, a list of scholarly works on Lincoln, and a handy collection of Lincoln quotations.  

Primary Sources
Read full-text versions of the primary sources mentioned in the Abraham Lincoln supplementary lesson and in this website. Includes several of Lincoln's speeches and letters, his first and second inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, and much more.    >

This section contains links to descriptions the court cases discussed in the Abraham Lincoln supplementary lesson and in this website.   >

Read more about the people described in the Abraham Lincoln supplementary lesson and in this website. Contains short biographies of Lincoln's parents, his wife, Stephen A. Douglas, and others.   >

Dig deep: visit these sites to learn more about Abraham Lincoln and the issues of the era of his presidency.    >

Dig even deeper: read these scholarly works about Abraham Lincoln. These selections were hand picked by scholar John J. Patrick, the author of the Abraham Lincoln supplementary lesson.   >

Abraham Lincoln was described by historian Ronald C. White Jr. as "the eloquent president." Read what Lincoln had to say about the important issues that faced his presidency.    >