Allen C. Guelzo: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates | BRI Scholar Talks
BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with renowned historian Allen Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship, author of twelve bestselling books, and winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize three times, to discuss Dr. Guelzo’s acclaimed book, "Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America." Together, they examine the importance of civil political discourse in a democracy. They also converse about Lincoln and Douglas’ differing republican political principles and ideas about slavery. Does democracy have a higher moral purpose? What can the Lincoln-Douglas debates teach us about constitutional principles and civil discourse?
The Rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln DBQ
Use this Lesson in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation Decision Point to have students analyze Abraham Lincoln's rhetoric throughout his presidency.
Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and Identity
In this lesson, students will analyze Abraham Lincoln’s identity as a writer, speaker, and president related to the Gettysburg Address.