FREE Constitution Day Event Lincoln: Constitutional Pragmatist

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. ~ Genesee Community College

What:           FREE Constitution Day Event Lincoln: Constitutional Pragmatist

When:          Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

Where:         Genesee Community College ~ Batavia Campus ~ William W. Stuart Forum

Who:            All are invited and welcome!

Background: On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. all are invited to the William W. Stuart Forum on Genesee Community College’s Batavia Campus to hear Associate Professor of History Derek Maxfield present Lincoln: Constitutional Pragmatist.

During this session Professor Maxfield explores this nation's relationship with Abraham Lincoln and his association with the Constitution. A deeper understanding of Lincoln may surprise some people, and even tarnish his popular image for others. To some extent this is because Americans tend to think of Lincoln more as a statesman and hero, rather than a politician. The truth, however, is that Lincoln was a very talented politician and could be just as smooth, yet slippery, as the best and most manipulative of civic leaders.

Lincoln's relationship with the Constitution was shaped by both Lincoln – the statesman and Lincoln – the politician, depending upon circumstances. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Editor’s Note:

An image of President Lincoln is available at: