Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President… read more

President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, President Obama said he felt “a special gratitude” and recalled Lincoln’s words and actions in the closing days of the Civil War in which he insisted that no Confederate troops be punished. He also referred to current economic struggles and recalled how Lincoln had hoped to unite the nation following the Civil War.

Following the president’s remarks historians and members of Congress delivered tributes to Abraham Lincoln and his presidency. close

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

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Program ID:
284008-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 1, 2010

Airing Details

  • Feb 12, 2009 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2009 | 11:39am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2009 | 10:18pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 13, 2009 | 1:24am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 14, 2009 | 8:51pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 14, 2009 | 11:50pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 12, 2009 | 2:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 2009 | 9:14pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2010 | 4:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
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