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.

Attack on Union troops, Baltimore. Currier and Ives lithograph, 1861.
Image Courtesy of Library of Congress; Prints & Photographs Division
A mob’s attack on Union troops in Baltimore in the earliest days of the war prompted Lincoln to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and declare martial law.