AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Abraham and Mary Lincoln
Air Date: 
Monday, Jun 27th - 10:00pm
Episode Title: 
ABRAHAM AND MARY LINCOLN, A HOUSE DIVIDED: We Are Elected (Episode Two)

The Lincoln marriage is both tempestuous and passionate: she has a temper; he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Abraham to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, sees him run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Abraham goes home and tells his wife, “Mary, Mary, we are elected!”

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