This talk explores the unique relationship between the sixteenth President and Idaho Territory, which he created in 1863, appointed friends to govern, mentioned in two State of the Union speeches, and even considered on the afternoon he was assassinated. Mr. Leroy defends the claim that more than Kentucky, Indiana, or Illinois, Idaho is the state most related to Lincoln!
A description and review of the only book which Lincoln himself ever wrote, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, emphasizes Lincoln's personal role in causing the book to be published and the central role it played in his election to the Presidency in 1860. Copies of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates will be available for examination.
In this presentation, Mr. Leroy reviews Lincoln's history, philosophy, and practice for twenty-five years of his life as a trial attorney travelling the circuit in Illinois. The talk is illustrated with actual legal briefs written by Lincoln and other artifacts from that time.
Mr. Leroy will present an analysis of Lincoln as a public figure through his famous speeches, his rhetorical techniques, and the results he achieved with the Gettysburg Address, his First and Second Inaugurals and other works. This presentation includes group participation and articulation.
In period dress and first person, as William Wallace, the first territorial governor of Idaho, Mr. Leroy confirms what you only recently heard...the President has been shot! He tells of his friendship with Lincoln since the 1840s and recounts how Lincoln, by word and deed was a friend to everyone in Idaho Territory. The audience must assume the position of a group of pioneers assembled in the summer of 1865