Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and the Press

Abraham Lincoln

In his lifetime, Abraham Lincoln had such a strong appreciation for the power of the press that he was both a newspaper owner and a cooperative newsmaker.
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Resources: The Lincoln Assassination

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To support the Newseum’s exhibit on The New York Herald’s coverage of President Lincoln’s assassination, the Education Department has created a companion activity you can use during your visit. The lesson plan focuses on the coverage of the assassination and the idea that newspapers are the first draft of history.
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