making sense of the somewhat contradictory story of our founding and subsequent development as a nation.


Lincoln's Fragment on the Constitution and Union: Documents in Detail

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When did Lincoln write this document and to whom was it response?

Join us for two free professional development webinars that explore Abraham Lincoln’s unmatched understanding of American political principles.  For this session, we will be focusing on Document 12 – Fragment on the Constitution and Union.

Teaching American History’s Documents in Detail series focuses on a single document from one of our Core Document Collection volumes.  TAH’s CDC volumes are available for purchase or free download at

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The U.S. Constitution defines three branches of government: the legislative, executive and judicial.  But, even during the Federal Convention of 1787, delegates disagreed on the structure, powers, and responsibilities of these branches.

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