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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
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John Patrick Interview

In this brief interview, John J. Patrick, Professor Emeritus of Education at Indiana University, discusses the Abraham Lincoln Supplement, a short lesson sponsored by the Motorola Foundation that supplements the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, a civics text for high school students. "What Was Abraham Lincoln's Legacy to American Constitutionalism and Citizenship?" traces the rise of Lincoln from his humble beginnings to the presidency and examines Lincoln's ideas and decisions regarding slavery and the use of presidential power to preserve the Federal Union during the Civil War.
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Audio Recording of the Abraham Lincoln Supplement

Are you an auditory learner? Do you remember information more easily if you hear it instead of reading it? If so, or if you just want to reinforce your reading, check out this audio recording of the entire Abraham Lincoln supplemental lesson, "What Was Abraham Lincoln's Legacy to American Constitutionalism and Citizenship?" Stream the lesson or download the MP3 and listen at home, on your computer, or on your MP3 player.

Education for Democracy Podcast:
John Patrick Discusses Lincoln Lesson

In this podcast, John J. Patrick, Professor Emeritus of Education at Indiana University, describes Lincoln's legacy as president during a troubled time in our nation's history. Professor Patrick elaborates on the themes presented in his Lincoln supplemental lesson. He discusses habeas corpus during the Lincoln era, presidential powers, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Lincoln's thoughts about the Declaration of Independence, among other topics.