Presidents’ Day 2020

Presidents’ Day honors all American presidents for their service to our nation. In 1968, Congress passed a law mandating a number of Monday holidays and Washington’s Birthday became Presidents’ Day, celebrated on the third Monday of February.

As African-American History Month is also celebrated in February, this year’s Presidents’ Day post will share resources for learning about Abraham Lincoln.

Here are some websites to browse:

Abraham Lincoln Online

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: The White House

Abraham Lincoln on History Net

Abraham Lincoln – Encyclopedia Brittanica

Institute for Historical Review: The ‘Great Emancipator’ and the Issue of Race

The Gettysburg Address

Early Life and Career of Abraham Lincoln – Wikipedia

The American Battlefield Trust

Was Abraham Lincoln Really the Great Emancipator? – History Extra

Lincoln’s Writings: the Multi-Media Edition

Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination – History Channel

Lincoln’s Assassination – Ford’s Theatre

Finally, a bit of interesting trivia – the last living eyewitness to President Lincoln’s assassination – Mr. Samuel J. Seymour (28 March 1860-12 April 1956) appeared on What’s My Line television show.

 

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