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Lunch and Learn: What Insights Does the 1860 Presidential Election Provide for the 2020 Election?

Thursday, October 10
Starts at 12:10 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Bob Bradley, Professor Emeritus,Politics & Government, Illinois State University

In 1860 Abraham Lincoln unexpectedly won the presidency, a major political party died, and a new one formed. Will one or both major political parties disappear in 2020? What type of party will replace either or both of the parties? And will a third party become a national force in 2020? Parallels between the two presidential elections will be drawn and whether 2020 is likely to become a critical election like the 1860 election will be discussed. 

Bring your lunch and and enjoy the free Lunch and Learn series on the second Thursday each month, September through May. This program is a collaboration between the Museum and Illinois Wesleyan University.