The Debate as America Became an Imperial Power

A sermon preached 115 years ago on Thanksgiving Day voiced a protest against a new…

The Thanksgiving Proclamation Lincoln Issued 150 Years Ago

Abraham Lincoln called for national days of Thanksgiving more than once during the Civil War.…

What was Celebrated at the First National Thanksgiving

We think of our national celebration of Thanksgiving as rooted in the harvest feast of…

Could Lincoln Be Elected Today?

FlackCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, has…

Gilder Lehrman Summer Teacher Seminars

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has released its schedule of weeklong seminars for…

The Courage of Lincoln’s Convictions

Today, on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, it is difficult to conceive that…

A Timely Visit to Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield

There is no better way to commemorate tomorrow's 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address than…

The Gettysburg Address in hindsight

In 1863, the editors of the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Patriot & Union newspaper published what became…

Lincoln Looks Ahead to Reconstruction

[caption id="attachment_1315" align="alignleft" width="232"] Lincoln in November, 1863; photograph by Alexander Gardiner (Library of Congress)[/caption]…

A Veterans Day Proclamation

Today is Veteran's Day, a day in which the nation commemorates and honors the efforts…

Conversations about the Constitution

On Saturday, November 2, the Ashbrook Center hosted Professors Chris Burkett (Ashland University), Peter Schramm…

Daniel Webster Urges Sectional Compromise

[caption id="attachment_1285" align="alignleft" width="212"] Daniel Webster (Library of Congress)[/caption] As a result of the War…

New Resource from the Bill of Rights Institute

Our friends at the Bill of Rights Institute have introduced a new documentary resource written…

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: A Few Well-Chosen Remarks

When Abraham Lincoln was invited in the fall of 1863 to speak at the dedication…

Exploring the Presidency of FDR

Last weekend, the Ashbrook Center hosted 18 teachers in Hyde Park, NY for a discussion…