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Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War: Home

This guide has been created to support the traveling exhibition Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War.

Welcome to the Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Exhibit at Florida State College at Jacksonville!

This Guide has been developed by the FSCJ Library/Learning Commons staff in support of the special exhibit: Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The resources on these pages have been gathered from many freely available resource sites such as the American Library Association, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Constitution Center, Library of Congress, and many more too numerous to credit here. We hope that you find the resources here informative, and we certainly hope that you are able to visit and participate in the many exhibits, displays, programs and events offered on the FSCJ Campuses between January 21 and March 6, 2015. FSCJ Press Release

What's in This Exhibit

Traveling Exhibition

January 21, 2015- March 6, 2016

Florida State College at Jacksonville is proud to host Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition based on the National Constitution Center’s first originally produced feature exhibition.

lincoln: the constitutional and the civil war display

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War


Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War , a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

This exhibition shows how President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and constitutional vision steered the nation through its most turbulent years and into a future that forever changed America.

The exhibition is organized into the following exhibit areas:

  • Secession Winter
  • Oath of Office
  • Crisis of Secession
  • Crisis of Slavery
  • Crisis of Civil Liberties
  • Lincoln’s Legacy: The Gettysburg Address in His Time and Ours
  • More Information
  • Videos

Take a Guided Tour of the Exhibit

We invite you to take an exhibit walkthrough with Dr. Steve Frank, Chief Interpretive Officer at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, of the "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" traveling exhibition for libraries.

Credits: The original layout of this guide was produced by Eric Davis, Columbia State Library who has given permission to reproduce this guide.

National Sponsors
American Library Association

National Constitution Center

National Endowment for the Humanities