The American Revolution's Infuence on Lincoln

The panel talked about how the legacies of the American Revolution effected President Abraham Lincoln’s decision making in the Civil… read more

The panel talked about how the legacies of the American Revolution effected President Abraham Lincoln’s decision making in the Civil War. Topics included a comparison between the two wars, the idea that the Civil War was the Second Revolutionary War, and the concept of universal suffrage in the Lincoln Administration. Following their remarks, they answered questions from the audience.

“Lincoln and the Legacies of the American Revolution” was the President’s Plenary Session of the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, held the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. close

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

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287896-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Aug 1, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 2, 2009

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  • Aug 01, 2009 | 1:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 01, 2009 | 7:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 02, 2009 | 1:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 02, 2009 | 7:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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