Lincoln:The Constitution and the Civil War Traveling Exhibit

2/22/2013 - 4/4/2013
Gettysburg College
Musselman Library
Gettysburg, PA 17325

This traveling exhibition for libraries was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

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