After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Beneath his folksy charm and unassuming manner, he shows himself to be a shrewd politician who is able to overcome his wife's neurotic behavior and the death of his son. Written by
Did You Know?
There are many inaccuracies regarding the layout of the White House. In Lincoln's day, the second floor Yellow Oval Room served as a library, not as his office. The cabinet room is incorrectly placed in the State Dining Room on the first floor. The current Lincoln Bedroom served as both Lincoln's office and cabinet room (hence the name) during his presidency. See more
Congressman Elihu Washburne
Oh, I'm sure he's split a rail or two in his youth, but he's been a lawyer and a politician ever since. Don't underestimate him
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
Heard at White House party See more