Magazine article Presidents & Prime Ministers

Historical Impressions, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln, United States

Magazine article Presidents & Prime Ministers

Historical Impressions, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln, United States

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From an annual message to Congress on December 1, 1862.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

This excerpt is from the remarks of Richard Cheney, Vice President, United States and Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister, Israel, upon the vice president's visit to Israel on March 18, 2002.

Richard Cheney

Vice President Richard Cheney has had a distinguished career as a businessman and public servant serving three presidents and as an elected official. His career in public service began in 1969 when he joined the Nixon Administration, serving in a number of positions at the Cost of Living Council, at the Office of Economic Opportunity and within the White House. …

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