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3101, 2022

The Land of Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment – by Daniel W. Sheridan

 Listen Now! #OTD, January 31, 1865, Americans make amends as Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment, consistently applying the words of the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal.”  I was sharing with my daughter the story of the Thirteenth Amendment since my home state played a significant role in its passage. Illinois instructed its congressional delegation to vote for the Thirteenth Amendment, and President Abraham Lincoln signed it on February 1st. Then the amendment went to the States for ratification. The amendment reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party [...]

2606, 2013

Our family trip to the Abraham Lincoln Museum

Checking to see who was taller Abe at age 9 or Josiah age 10 Our family trip to the Abraham Lincoln Museum was very fun and exciting. It brought history to life. We got to see his family home in Springfield and how he lived before he became president. Abe Lincoln was poor when he was young and worked very hard to make a living and help support his family. As a boy he would be rented out by his father to work for other people and all his money he gave to his father. It was interesting to see [...]

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