"Lincoln And The Economics of The American Dream" - G.S. Boritt Abraham Lincoln, the day after Christmas,1839. Subject: Private Central Banking “Broken by it, I, too, may be; bow to it, I never will. The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.” - Abraham Lincoln 1839 The "American System" of economics with an American National Bank for "the people" to live the "American Dream" as self-governed Individuals.