Presidential Power in Wartime

A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much… read more

A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought to expand presidential power in the name of safeguarding the nation. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Harry Rubenstein moderated.

The program “The War President: Lincoln and the Expansion of Presidential Power during Wartime” was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2010, in the Carmichael Auditorium of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The co-sponsors were The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. close

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

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Program ID:
292408-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2010

Airing Details

  • Mar 21, 2010 | 1:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 7:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 22, 2010 | 1:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 22, 2010 | 7:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2010 | 6:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2010 | 12:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2010 | 6:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2010 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2010 | 6:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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