a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » Poetry, Prayers & Visual Arts » Abraham Lincoln: Might Makes Right

Abraham Lincoln: Might Makes Right

God, give us faith that right makes might.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the U.S. president (1861-1865) during the Civil War which threatened to dissolve the nation. He is often credited with saving the union of states and ending slavery. Lincoln is the only U.S. president not to claim affiliation with a religious institution. He credited the Declaration of Independence as the text that most inspired him.

 

Series Navigation<< D. H. Lawrence: PaxSamuel Longfellow: Hymns >>
Categories: Poetry, Prayers & Visual Arts

Notable in UU History
Benjamin Athrop Gould

Notable American Unitarians: Science — Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 1824-1896 Dr. Benjamin Apthorp Gould, born in Boston, was the first American to ... Read More
Emerson’s first wife, Ellen Tucker. Courtesy of the Concord Museum.

Emerson’s First Marriage

The Living Legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson’s travels as a supply preacher took him in ... Read More
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Notable American Unitarians: Literature – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864 When struggling to become a self-supporting writer, Hawthorne accepted an American magazine position ... Read More
Thomas Hooker's interpretation of congregational polity

The Church in Harvard Square: 1636-1660 … Beginnings

1636-1660 ... Beginnings A church was gathered in 1633 of which Thomas Hooker was minister, but ... Read More