On Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida the Ashbrook Center hosted a Seminar on the Abraham Lincoln. The esteemed Dr. Eric Sands provided his scholarly knowledge to local high school teachers who joined us for the day.
“President Lincoln is such an enigmatic character yet so personal to all of us,” said Dr. Sands. “He is consistently ranked as number one on all Presidential polls.” Indeed, more books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other American figure. Teachers enjoyed profound conversations and discussed Lincoln’s view on Popular Sovereignty, Slavery, Secession and Constitutional Limits. We spent a great deal of time comparing the ideals within the Gettysburg Address (on Liberty and Equality) to the ones written by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
Paul P stated, “I thoroughly enjoyed the Ashbrook Seminar and wished I had known about them sooner.”
Perhaps you would like to ponder these great documents yourself. To experience the writings of Abraham Lincoln please click the links below:
- Fragment on the Constitution and Union
- Gettysburg Address
- Letter to Horace Greely
- Message to Congress in Special Session
- First Inaugural Address
- Final Emancipation Proclamation
- Second Inaugural Address