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Course Description

There is universal agreement that Lincoln deserves his place among the greatest of our Presidents. This course will examine how the frontier experience and the process of becoming a self-educated man instilled in him the ambition to succeed and rise far above his roots. To understand Lincoln the man, the politician, and the statesman, it is necessary to place him in the context of his time. This study will explore the major movements, issues, and events of America’s Antebellum Period---while these were transforming the United States, they were forming Lincoln. | Lecture (plus questions)

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