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Episode 9: Abraham Lincoln Goes Back to Basics

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Pixabay)

As Abraham Lincoln said in his famous Gettysburg Address, the United States of America was conceived in liberty. By the time the Civil War broke out, most of the country’s population had abandoned these long sought-after principles. In this episode, Rick and Luke reveal how Abraham Lincoln revived the foundation of a nation torn apart by war.

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