Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties during the Civil War

Taney reprimanded the military for undertaking the judicial function of defining the legal concepts of treason and rebellion, as well as for ignoring the protections of the Bill of Rights.

Lecture Description

This lecture explores the policies adopted by the Lincoln administration to deal with internal security and political dissent during the Civil War, including his suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, institution of martial law, and trial of civilians in military tribunals.


Civil Liberties, Security State Civil War and Reconstruction

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