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Looking for Lincoln | All Things Lincoln

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentary Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits the Lincoln Museum to see the iconic “stove pipe” hat firsthand. He then travels to Beverly Hills for a tour of the world’s largest private collection of Lincoln-related artifacts.

Looking for Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln, Attorney at Law

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentay Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examine Lincoln's years as a "prairie" lawyer on the Illinois circuit, and discuss how they honed and polished Lincoln's confidence, sense of fairness, and social skills.

Welcome (中国欢迎您) from the First Lady

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Join First Lady Michelle Obama as she discusses her upcoming trip to China and invites students to follow her journey.

Great States | Montana Government

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Find out about the way in which the people of Montana are governed. Nearly 60,000 people live on seven federally recognized American Indian Reservations in Montana, governing their own independent territories within the state. The rest of Montana is governed by the state. Montana state government is structured like the Federal government, with three branches: executive, legislative and judicial.

Great States | Idaho Government

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Idaho's state government and tribal councils have two different ways of governing, each with their own structure and set of rules. Delve into the different government structures and the history of Idaho's path to statehood. 

Great States | North Dakota Government

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North Dakota’s state and tribal governments make sure that education, law enforcement, and environmental standards are enforced. Find out more about these governments and how they work.