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Lincoln Vs: Douglas 

From prairie lawyer to President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln's journey may have seemed impossible, but his strong public speaking and ruthless tactics helped him beat Stephen Douglas.
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Robert Nolan ... Stephen A. Douglas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Begala ... Himself
Alex Bird ... Telegraphist
Sidney Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal ... Himself
Michael Burlingame Michael Burlingame ... Himself (as Prof. Michael Burlingame)
Brian Scott Carleton ... Thurlow Weed (as Brian Carleton)
Mark Ettlinger Mark Ettlinger ... Abraham Lincoln (as Mark Etlinger)
Newt Gingrich ... Himself
Allen Guelzo Allen Guelzo ... Himself (as Prof. Allen Guelzo)
Adrian Heaps Adrian Heaps ... Lincoln's Aid
Jack Langhorn Jack Langhorn ... David Davis
David Plouffe David Plouffe ... Himself
Derrick Rabethge Derrick Rabethge ... Chicago News Boy / Crier
Susan Schulten Susan Schulten ... Herself (as Prof. Susan Schulten)
Kevin Spacey ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
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From prairie lawyer to President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln's journey may have seemed impossible, but his strong public speaking and ruthless tactics helped him beat Stephen Douglas.

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13 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Factual Flaws
27 March 2016 | by tlolsonSee all my reviews

The most troubling error was when the statement was made that Lincoln and his men created counterfeit tickets to the convention floor to seat Lincoln delegates. Not true. For two reasons. First the delegates were known to each other within the individual states. Therefore the seating of an non-elected delegate would be impossible. Secondly, the writer of the program did not understand what really happened. Those opposing Lincoln were attending a parade when the convention doors opened that morning. Consequently, the Lincoln strategists decided to fill the galleries with vocal pro Lincoln supporters. This was not the distribution of fake floor credentials. It was simply the issuance of seats in the viewers sections to those who favored Lincoln.


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