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Lincoln Speeches

Abraham Lincoln gave hundreds of speeches in his lifetime. Below are some of his important speeches.

Peoria Speech, October 16, 1854

House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858

Cooper Union Address, February 27, 1860

Farewell to Springfield, February 11, 1861

Address at Independence Hall, February 22, 1861

First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

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Photo of Model of Lincoln's Patent

Abraham Lincoln is the only president to hold a patent. His patent was for a system of chambers designed to refloat boats that had run aground. He received Patent No. 6469 on May 22, 1849. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois