Abraham Lincoln defines the civic ideal of what it means to be an American. Two centuries after Lincoln’s birth, the nation is still in formation. The United States has grown and expanded, one cost of that growth has been a splintering of many parts of our society. Competing values, interests, and beliefs, have complicated Lincoln’s goal to find unity in our diversity. The Bicentennial commemoration of his life and legacy will be a bright beacon to completing our nation’s “unfinished work.” (Text adapted from the The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial commemoration)
Lincoln Monuments Reviews by WILLIAM SAFIRE, NYTimes
A guide to the deluge of books occasioned by the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.
To The Best of Our Knowledege: THE PRESIDENT FROM ILLINOIS
He was born in a log cabin, taught himself to read, became a lawyer, debated Stephen Douglass, and was elected President. He led our country through a bloody Civil War, freed the slaves, reuinted North and South and, at the height of his success, was assassinated. Abraham Lincoln is an American legend. But how much do we really know about the man behind the myth. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, debating Lincoln. We celebrate the 200th birthday of "Honest Abe" with a fresh look at the man, the myth and what he means today