Learning Lincoln On-line
FROM: CONTENTS SET C
Abraham Lincoln, lawyer (Lincoln’s Hat Activity)-- Abraham Lincoln's Law Partners and Friends
. . . Abraham Lincoln traveled around the countryside on his horse, Bob, or later would have the comfort of a "not so fancy" buggy. He didn't take a large trunk of clothes, books or supplies, didn't have an S-U-V, or such convenience to carry his papers and necessary books. He would have to pack the books and larger items in smaller sized saddle bags
. . .but legal documents and papers were stored in the lining of his tall hat. This was a safe place and very convenient. This Activity is Dedicated to Abe Lincoln's tall hat, and all cases that he won, or lost.
. . . Choose as many cases as you would like to hear, and then be the Judge. Judge Davis was the judge of the 8th Circuit, in which most of these cases were heard. Some cases are about business dealings, some about property ownership, some about Murder! You need to make sure the trial is fair, only the truth is said, and that the jury (if there is one) decides on their own. You don't want any outside influence on the Jury's decision. In some cases you, the Judge, will have to decide guilt or innocence, or who gets the property. Remember: a person is innocent until proven guilty. The state has to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Lincoln's Friends and Associates on the
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Choose Your Case
To Give Your Case a True Lincoln Feeling, these photos are from
During the recesses, and lunch Abraham was known to visit with the young people outside the courthouse and play a little stick ball. No wonder most people loved and respected this unusual country lawyer.