Biopic of Abe Lincoln, 16th President of he United States, from his early days in backwoods Kentucky to his election as President. After a time running livestock to New Orleans, he settles in New Salem where he meets and falls in love with Ann Rutledge who is already engaged to someone. Abe makes a home for himself in New Salem, eventually running a store and becoming the postmaster. He's popular with the locals and is eventually elected to the State legislature but afterward established himself in the practice of law. He eventually meets Mary Todd who would become his wife and and is sent to Washington as a Congressman before he is elected president. Written by
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Robert E. Lee is shown wearing a uniform while leading the detachment of Marines that captured John Brown. Lee had been on leave when he was suddenly called back to duty. He actually led the detachment while wearing civilian clothes. See more
Well, Abe, there are always two occupations open to those who have failed at everything else: school teaching and politics.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.18
The Men of the West
Traitional Irish marching song
Lyrics latter written by Willianm Rooney in 1900.
Melody with different lyrics heard at campaign rall See more