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
Did You Know?
Lincoln insisted on having the 1864 election in the midst of war. "You can not have free government without elections...if the rebellion could force us to forgo a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois