Check it Out: Young Mr. Lincoln

John Ford directed this fictionalized account of the early life of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln (Henry Fonda), raised in a log cabin, teaches himself the law and moves to Springfield, Illinois where he establishes a law practice. Soon after starting his practice, during an Independence Day celebration Lincoln prevents a lynch mob from killing two brothers who are accused of stabbing a man to death. He then defends the brothers in court, beginning his long career as a peaceful arbitrator. Check out Young Mr. Lincoln from the law library.

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