Homestead National Monument of America would like to announce the opening of our newest exhibit titled Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. This exhibit will be on display from Sunday, August 4 until September 27, 2013 at the monument's Education Center. There is no fee to enter the monument and no charge to view the exhibit.
Using the U.S. Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as President and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.
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Did You Know?
While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.