On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House for almost a year.
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In this commentary, the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Tom Donnelly says our leaders would do well to look to Abraham Lincoln by staying true to our Founding principles, while also learning the lessons of lived experience and political battle.
It was 150 years ago tonight the President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theater. Lincoln died the next morning, and in the aftermath, some odd facts seemed to pop up.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by top constitutional experts Michael Kent Curtis and Michael Stokes Paulsen to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s complicated constitutional legacy.
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