Celebrating Abraham Lincoln's Banking Legacy

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In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 210th birthday on Feb. 12, join ABA Banking Journal Podcast co-host Evan Sparks for a bonus episode on Lincoln’s legacy on U.S. banking policy and regulation. In this episode, listeners will learn about:

  • Lincoln’s early support as a Whig for a national bank
  • How the examination of the Illinois state bank was the subject of Lincoln’s first recorded speech in the Illinois legislature
  • The importance to Lincoln of the rule of law, whether in bank supervision or the expansion of slavery
  • Why, for Lincoln, well-regulated banks were a source of civic virtue
  • How, to pay for the Civil War, Lincoln created America’s unique dual chartering system and provided for a sound currency

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