Abraham Lincoln: A Full Measure of Greatness

February 9, 2009

William Anderson, chairman of the Michigan Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee, gave a talk at the Hauenstein Center’s Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture Series. The Center’s series was part of the annual conference of the Michigan Council for the Social Studies.

“Abraham Lincoln: A Full Measure of Greatness”
Since scholars began rating presidents in 1948, Abraham Lincoln has consistently been ranked among the top three. Anderson explores why that has been the case, while putting the 16th president in the context of five unique challenges he faced.