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Abraham Lincoln, the Railroad Lawyer

In 1851 Lincoln represented Alton & Sangamon Railroad. This case established Lincoln as one of the most prominent practitioners of railroad law in the state of Illinois.

US Congressman Lincoln

In 1846, as he gathered support and popularity within his party, Lincoln was nominated as a Whig candidate for congress. The election took place on August 3rd; he ran against Democrat Peter Cartwright and won. He was the only Whig congressman...

Emancipation Proclamation

“In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free”. Emancipation on grounds of military policy not on principle It was Benjamin Franklin in 1790 who first addressed Congress in his famous “Petition from the Pennsylvania...

Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

Previous attempt After Lincoln became president in 1861 threats against his life became common. The first attempt to murder him was during his voyage to the nation’s capital from his residence in Springfield, Illinois. The newly elected president...