Campus Confusion: Lincoln Was a...Democrat?

A Northeastern Illinois University plaque reads: “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln Democrat.” The Chicago university is, unfortunately, in Abraham Lincoln's home state. Not only was Lincoln Republican, he was actually the very first "Republican" President. The school claimed the verbiage referred to Lincoln's general promotion of democracy. However, it is harder to form an excuse for the students interviewed in this clip, who are completely ignorant of Lincoln's political affiliation.

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