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Celebrating Abraham Lincoln's Banking Legacy: A Podcast

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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