Abraham Lincoln: Lyceum Speech January 27, 1838

As one of Abraham Lincoln’s earliest published speeches, this address has been much scrutinized and debated by historians, who see broad implications for his later public policies. Lincoln was 28 years old at the time he gave this speech and had recently moved from a rough pioneer village to Springfield, Illinois. William Herndon, Lincoln’s More...

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By deskofbrian On Monday, January 10th, 2011

George Washington delivers first State of the Union speech Jan 8, 1790

On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address to the assembled Congress in New York City (With a tremendous amount of help from Alexander Hamilton (who wrote the More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

John Quincy Adams Quotes

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art web site, this image is a copy of a lost daguerreotype of Adams taken by Philip Haas in 1843 Photo/Wikipedia John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767-February 23, 1848) spent More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, November 14th, 2010

James Monroe: Monroe Doctrine

December 2nd, 1823 Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Many important subjects will claim your attention during the present session, of which I shall endeavor to give, in aid of your deliberations, More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

John Adams & Abigail Adams Biography VIDEO

This is biography, about 45 minutes or so, covering John Adams and his wife Abigail. Amazon.com Widgets  More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Quotes (UPD: Lyceum address)

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin - National Portrait Gallery, London by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 4th, 2010
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Thomas Jefferson Quotes (UPD: New Quotes, tribute video)

Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health, no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society. The two enemies of the people More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, August 16th, 2010

Rethinking the Declaration of Independence by Brion McClanahan

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1825 that he intended the Declaration of Independence to be “an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.”Yet, More...

By State of the Nation On Sunday, July 11th, 2010

John Adams Quotes

Served as the 2nd US President from March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801 But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. – letter to Abigail More...