Lincoln and the Election of 1860
with Jason Stevens & Jeffrey Sikkenga
Where and when
August 11, 2020
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
As we quickly approach the 2020 presidential election, Ashbrook is looking back to see what insights we can glean from history. While no one knows the outcome of the elections in November, we can learn important lessons from our history.
Each episode of this three-part webinar series will focus on a single pivotal election to examine the important people and events of those times to see what we can learn for today. The series, taken together, will provide attendees with a view of American presidential electoral politics as it has evolved over the centuries, how things have changed, and how in some cases, things have been remarkably consistent.
These live programs are free to all, and attendees will be able to ask the panelists questions via the chat function during the program. All episodes will air at 8 pm Eastern Time and will last 60 minutes each.
Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, will lead each episode, interviewing a different scholar from our graduate faculty each week.
This first episode will be held on August 11 on the topic, Lincoln and the Election of 1860. Jeff will be joined by Dr. Jason Stevens. Recommended readings are below.
- Republican Party Platform of 1860
- Democratic Party Platform of 1860
- South Carolina’s Declaration of the Causes of Secession, 24 DEC 1860
- Farewell Speech, Abraham Lincoln, 11 FEB 1861
- Speech at Independence Hall, Abraham Lincoln, 22 FEB 1861
- First Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln, 4 MAR 1861
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