Physically We Can Not Separate
First Inaugural Address March 4, 1861
Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced and go out of the presence and beyond the reach of each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this.
Did You Know?
On October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln invited his fellow Americans "to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November.... as a day of Thanksgiving....." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois