Lincoln and the Constitution: Further Reading

Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution: Further Reading

 

Abraham Lincoln in Front of American FlagHow ought Americans to understand what rule “of the people, by the people, and for the people” means? Is American democracy characterized by the rule of the majority, understood as popular sovereignty, or is majority rule qualified by some other constitutional principle? “Lincoln and the Constitution” will explore the challenges to popular government raised in the years leading up to and during the Civil War, and how Abraham Lincoln answered those challenges by drawing on the principles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

 

 

Session 1: Lincoln and the Slavery Question

 

Session 2: Lincoln, Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief

 

Session 3: Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

 

Session 4: Lincoln and the Reframing of America

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