It's Abraham Lincoln for the defense in his first murder trial, an 1838 courtroom battle that set Lincoln against longtime rival Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln's law office and his ill-fated engagement to Mary Owens are also dramatized.
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At the Stuart-Douglas debate, a man holds up a sign that reads, "Joseph Smith and his people will not be forgot," a reference to the murder of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and the subsequent exodus out of Nauvoo, Illinois by the Latter-day Saints. However, the events of this program take place in 1838, six years prior to the 1844 murder of Smith. See more
Don't call me Abe. Nobody calls me 'Abe' since my mother died.
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