Lincoln

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002241" title="Abraham Lincoln" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/abraham-lincoln-PEHST002241.topic">Abraham Lincoln</a> gave his famous “House Divided” speech in 1858 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The building, which was the seat of state government from 1839 to 1876, is also where <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a> began his presidential campaign.
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( Jay Jones )

Abraham Lincoln gave his famous “House Divided” speech in 1858 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The building, which was the seat of state government from 1839 to 1876, is also where Barack Obama began his presidential campaign.

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