On February 12, 2009, it was 200 years since Abraham Lincoln
, the 16th President of the United States, was born. The USA.gov
dedicated a website
to this bicentennial celebration as well as Lincoln’s life and legacy.
Check out the entire government website with related information and other links right here.
Lincoln was first inaugurated in 1861, and was re-elected in 1864. He served throughout the Civil War, working to end slavery and to put the country back together after the war. President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, and died April 15, 1865.
Library of Congress
also celebrated the Lincoln’s 200th Birthday anniversary by creating and publishing a research guide titled Lincoln and the Law
. It has three parts, each featuring numerous resources, links, and related information:
- Lincoln the Lawyer
- Habeas Corpus and the War Powers of the President
- The Assassination: Trials
Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.