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THE MAKING OF OUR COUNTRY

LINCOLN RAISING THE FLAG–1861 On Washington's birthday, 1861, while on his way to his first inauguration, Lincoln raised the Stars and Stripes over the hall in Philadelphia in which the Declaration of Independence was adopted. In a speech that day Lincoln said that the Declaration gave liberty not alone to the people of this country, but hope to all the world that in due time all men should have an equal chance.

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