By Brent Ashworth
Nov 21, 2013

150 Years Ago a Two-Minute Speech Changed a Nation

“A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.” [1]

Read Lincoln’s handwritten words here.



1. See Boy Scouts of America, “Citizenship in the Community.”

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