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.

Bible used at Lincoln’s swearing-in, 1861.
Courtesy of Library of Congress; Rare Book & Special Collections Division
The Bible was originally purchased by William Thomas Carroll, Clerk of the Supreme Court, for Lincoln’s swearing-in ceremony on March 4, 1861.