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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

George Washington is the 'Irreplaceable Man' in American history, but Abraham Lincoln is a close second on the list of greatest and most important Americans.

I make note of America's great holidays, but you will notice President's Day isn't memorialized here, because I don't recognize it...The birthdays of Washington and Lincoln should never have been obliterated, creating a single holiday for all of America's presidents.

Lincoln and Washington were exceptional, and should be honored as such with their own days. The many average presidents we've had shouldn't be allowed to stand next to the greats, and in no way should they be honored equally with America's greatest leaders.
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Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).

In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, Presidents' Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.
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Short Abraham Lincoln Bio

Of all the presidents in the history of the United State, Abraham Lincoln is probably the one that Americans remember the best and with deepest affection. His childhood in the frontier of Indiana set the course for his character and motivation later in life. He brought a new honesty and integrity to the White House. He would always be remembered as "honest Abe." Most of all, he is associated with the final abolition of slavery. Lincoln became a virtual symbol of the American dream whereby an ordinary person from humble beginnings could reach the pinnacle of society as president of the country.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Kentucky, and spent the first seven years of his life there. They were difficult years in which Thomas Lincoln, Abe's father, tried to make a living as a carpenter and farmer. The Lincolns moved from farm to farm around Kentucky, until 1816, when the family left to settle in Indiana. The United States was still young, and the Midwest was a wild, unsettled frontier. They stopped in the middle of a forest in Spencer County, Indiana. Neighbors were few and far away, and the family lived in a three-sided shelter until Abe's father cleared enough land and built a log cabin.
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Great Abraham Lincoln Speeches
Gettysburg Address (audio)

Emancipation Proclamation

A House Divided

Cooper Union Address

Lincoln's Last Public Address

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