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Abraham Lincoln Listening Sessions

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

To commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Nebraska U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns and Nebraska First Congressional District Representative Jeff Fortenberry have graciously recorded notable speeches, letters and other written excerpts of our nation's 16th President.

To the People of Sangamon County (excerpt)
March 9, 1932
Read by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
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"A House Divided" Speech (excerpt)
Springfield, Illinois
June 16, 1858
Read by Senator Mike Johanns
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1859 Autobiography (excerpt)
December 20, 1859

Read by Senator Mike Johanns
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Address at Cooper Institute (excerpt)
New York City, February 27, 1860

Read by Senator Ben Nelson
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Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois
February 11, 1861
Read by Senator Mike Johanns
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Address to German Immigrants in Regards to the Homestead Law (excerpt)
Cincinnati, Ohio
February 12, 1861

Read by Senator Ben Nelson
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First Inaugural Address (excerpt)
March 4, 1861

Read by Senator Ben Nelson
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To Horace Greeley (excerpt)
August 22, 1862

Read by Senator Mike Johanns
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Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (excerpt)
September 22, 1862
Read by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
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Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863

Read by Senator Ben Nelson
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Letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby
November 21, 1864
Read by Senator Ben Nelson
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