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The Presidency: Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

Washington, DC
Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Union League Club of Chicago hosted a gathering of Abraham Lincoln scholars this year to mark the 150th anniversary of the 16th president’s first inauguration  in March of 1861.

Over the next 50 minutes, we will hear about the origin, structure and language of the inaugural address that the new president delivered on the eve of civil war.

Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:58pm (ET)

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