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Abraham Lincoln Videos

From Today's Historic Sites

Abraham Lincoln's story embraces many locations and themes. Watch these videos to get insight from some of today's top historians:

The Great Task"The Great Task"

  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the greatest speeches in world history.  Hear it recited by Ken Burns, David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, and Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bucha.
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The Gettysburg AddressThe Gettysburg Address

  • The past and future of the Gettysburg Address adds rich meaning to the story.  Jared Frederick describes the history behind the rhetoric.
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Lincoln's CottageLincoln's Cottage

  • The Lincoln family kept a small cottage on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.  Discover the cottage's significance to the Lincoln family with Callie Hawkins, curator of President Lincoln's Cottage.
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The Portrait GalleryThe Portrait Gallery

  • Abraham Lincoln's memory is preserved in the National Portrait Gallery. Frank Goodyear reveals the many faces of the man.
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