Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

« All Events

Past presidential election controversies

June 16 @ 2:00 pm

Past presidential election controversies
Sunday, June 16, 2 p.m.
Doug Slaybaugh, emeritus professor of history at St. Michael’s College, will give a talk called “When a Presidential Election Led to Civil War (and Three Times it Almost Did)” at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum. With threats of civil war if our current presidential election doesn’t go a certain way, Slaybaugh will examine the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 that led to the Civil War, which resulted in over 700,000 deaths. He will analyze the elections of 1800, 1824 and 1876 which threatened similar results.


June 16
2:00 pm