President Abraham Lincoln‘s (pictured left) historic issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862 began the long and arduous process of undoing the horrors of slavery. While historians have long speculated on the machinations behind Lincoln bringing the ending of slavery into law, it appears that the President hoped freed slaves would consider returning to […]

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was a long and contested legal battle between Union President Abraham Lincoln (pictured with pen) and the Confederate states that resisted freeing slaves and officially abolishing slavery. Although Lincoln knew his efforts would not overturn the practice of slavery without the backing of Congress, he would still […]


On April 16th, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the The District of Columbia Emancipation Act, which freed 3,100 slaves in the nation’s capital, ABC News reports. SEE ALSO: What Obama Can Learn From LBJ GOP Drowns Woes On ‘SNL’ Slaves were instrumental in the construction of the nation’s capital and helped to build the White House, too. […]

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Bobblehead dolls of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln have been pulled from sale at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors’ center bookstore. The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about […]

CHICAGO — Time had taken its toll on the nearly 147-year-old document, its surface creased and buckled, its inscriptions faded and an edge yellowed by old adhesive. SEE ALSO: Worst Kardashian Lawsuits Legless Father Pursue’s Son’s Killer But the rare copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery, signed by President Lincoln and lawmakers who […]