"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
Aug. 3, 2019 - Lincoln's Campaign for the Presidential Nomination - N.Y. Ave. Presbyterian Church
Aug. 16, 2019 - John O'Brien presents at the Cosmos Club
Sep. 17, 2019 - Jim Loewen-Everything Your American History Text Got Wrong
Oct. 15. 2019 - Tom Bogar-Backstage at Ford’s Theatre
Nov. 2019 - no meeting. See you at theLincoln Forum, in Gettysburg, Pa.
Dec. 3, 2019 - Ed Steers-Abraham Lincoln as an American icon
Jan. 21, 2020 - Wendy Allen- Lincoln artist from Gettysburg and Vice President of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
Feb. 11, 2020 - George Buss discussing his career as a Lincoln presenter,alternatively appearing with Curt Fields as General US Grant
Mar. 2020 - No meeting. See you at the Lincoln-Institute symposium at Ford's Theater
April 21, 2020 - Garrett Peck-DC tour guide and author-Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln, He has a 2015 book, Walt Whitman in Washington
May 19, 2020 - Burrus Carnahan discussing Lincoln and his use of the presidential pardon
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LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.

Saturday, August 3, 2019


10:00-12:00 p.m.

 


Location: New York Ave. Presbyterian Church


1313 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005.  Three blocks from either Metro Center or McPherson Square Metro stops.  

Lincoln’s Campaign for the Presidential Nomination

Presenters and discussion leaders: John O’Brien, David Kent, Ed Epstein
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church

The most politically formative stage of Lincoln’s life occurred after the passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act in 1854.  Though Lincoln’s highest aspiration had been to become a US senator, the force of his positions brought him to the attention of many prominent men who recognized his potential to become president.  The program will examine Lincoln’s life after 1850 and the decisions that shaped the remainder of his career.  He established the Republican Party based on “conservative” constitutional principles, out-maneuvered a crowded field of more renowned candidates for the nomination of 1860, and toppled the most prominent politician of his time, Stephen Douglas.  Many of the issues of that day still resonate in modern debates regarding immigration, citizenship, media censorship, and the meaning of constitutional conservatism. 

Admission free, contributions welcome for the John Elliff Scholarship Fund.