Lincoln, Bush and the War Powers of the Presidency

Panelists talked about the American Constitution and compared the attitudes of Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush toward the Constitution… read more

Panelists talked about the American Constitution and compared the attitudes of Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush toward the Constitution during wartime. 

After the program, they responded to audience members questions. Mr. Schmidt moderated.

Michael Oreskes is the author of The Genius of America: How The Constitution Saved Our Country and Why It Can Again, published by Bloomsbury USA. Frank Williams is chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

“Lincoln, Bush and the War Powers of the Presidency” was part of “The American Constitution” series at the New York Historical Society. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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202530-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 3, 2008
Last Aired:
May 5, 2008

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  • May 03, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2008 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 05, 2008 | 10:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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