Abraham Lincoln

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12) and President’s Day (Feb. 18), enjoy this podcast from ABA Banking Journal celebrating Lincoln’s banking impact. In this episode, co-host Evan Sparks will discuss:

  • Lincoln’s early support as a Whig for a national bank
  • How the examination of the Illinois state bank was the subject of Lincoln’s first recorded speech in the Illinois legislature
  • The importance to Lincoln of the rule of law, whether in bank supervision or the expansion of slavery
  • Why, for Lincoln, well-regulated banks were a source of civic virtue
  • How, to pay for the Civil War, Lincoln created America’s unique dual chartering system and provided for a sound currency

If you can’t see the audio player above, click here to listen to the original episode.


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