I am struggling to maintain the government, not to overthrow it. I am struggling especially to prevent others from overthrowing it.
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Source Notes: Source: President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, response to a serenade, October 19, 1864.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 8, p. 52 .
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party.