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By George R. Dekle Sr.

Even after the legendary parts are got rid of, the real tale of Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial is a compelling story of court docket drama that contains issues of friendship and loyalty. Abraham Lincoln's most renowned Case: The Almanac Trial units the checklist instantly: it examines how the twin myths of the dramatic cross-examination and the solid almanac got here to be, describes how Lincoln really gained the case, and establishes how Lincoln's habit on the trial was once above reproach.

The publication outlines 3 conflicting types of the way Lincoln gained the Almanac Trial—with a dramatic cross-examination; with an impassioned ultimate argument; or with a cast almanac—and then lines the transformation of those 3 tales over the many years as they have been retold within the different types of crusade rhetoric, biography, background, and felony research. After the writer exposes the inaccuracies of past makes an attempt to inform the tale of the trial, he refers to basic resources to...

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17 Other types of proceedings (sexually violent predator commitments, for example) require proof by clear and convincing evidence—a standard somewhere between the greater weight of the evidence and proof beyond a reasonable doubt. ”18 In our investigation we will strive to establish the facts of the killing and the trial to meet the standard of clear and convincing evidence. Having described the problem and set our standard of proof, we are almost ready to begin the task of unraveling the evidence and determining the probable course of the Almanac Trial.

Holland says nothing about the conduct of the trial itself, describing only Lincoln’s argument to the jury. To refute the eyewitness’s testimony that he saw the murder by the light of the moon, Lincoln produced an almanac showing that there was no moon at all when the crime occurred. 12 Isaac N. 13 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s account follows Bartlett’s closely but omits much of the bombast. ” Stowe then describes Lincoln’s argument to the jury, dividing it into four parts. ” In the second part of his speech Lincoln turned to the key portion of the witness’s testimony.

The Trial Begins 11. The Famous Cross-Examination 12. The Misplaced Moon 13. Winning the Almanac Trial 14. Was Armstrong Guilty? Appendix A: The Statements of the Major Participants Appendix B: Selected Documents from the Armstrong Court File Appendix C: The Oral History of the Armstrongs Notes Selected Bibliography Index Preface Ecclesiastes 12:12 says that “of the making of many books there is no end,” and those words seem to describe the situation with the literature on our sixteenth president.

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