On November 6, 1860, voters in the United States went to the polls in an election that ended with Abraham Lincoln as President, in an act that that led to the Civil War. But Lincoln’s actual victory didn’t happen on that day, and his victory wasn’t assured for months.
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Jon Meacham’s new biography about George H.W. Bush is generating headlines, but it could be how the author gained access to the former President’s thoughts that will interest historians most.
John Stinneford of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the meaning of the Eighth Amendment and the future of the death penalty.
Jack Rakove, John Harrison, Pamela Brandwein, and moderator Jeffrey Rosen discuss the origins, influence, and contemporary meaning of the 14th Amendment at a special National Constitution Center event.
In 2008, author Jon Meacham appeared at the National Constitution Center to discuss “American Lion,” his Andrew Jackson biography that later won a Pulitzer Prize.