The Impeachment Trial of Abraham Lincoln

Title

The Impeachment Trial of Abraham Lincoln

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Impeachment--Drama.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Law and legislation--Drama.
Habeas corpus--United States--History--19th century--Drama.
Civil rights--United States--History--19th century--Drama.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Drama.

Description

The final day of arguments in the U.S. Senate during a mock impeachment trial of Abraham Lincoln. Four fictional articles of impeachment concern President Lincoln's suspensions of the writ of habeus corpus in carrying out his duties as commander-in-chief during the Civil War. The trial takes place in late 1865 following Lincoln's successful survival of an assassination attempt.
Frank X. Gordon, Jr., presiding as chief justice; Lawrence A. Hammond, prosecuting attorney; Thomas A. Mauet, defense attorney; Mark E. Neely, Jr., expert witness for the prosecution; Eric Foner, expert witness for the defense.

Creator

University of Arizona, College of Law.

Source

Digitized by Ping Pong Media.
Made available online by the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

Publisher

The University of Arizona, College of Law.

Date

1998.

Identifier

MMS ID: 991001613159703843

Original Format

VHS.

Duration

1 hour and 24 minutes.

Compression

mp4.

Files

Impeachment_Trial_of_Lincoln.jpg

Citation

University of Arizona, College of Law. , “The Impeachment Trial of Abraham Lincoln,” Cracchiolo Law Library Digital Collections, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ualawlib.omeka.net/items/show/1989.

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