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How Did Americans Pay Their Respects to President Lincoln?

In the days before television, when people everywhere could not simultaneously view important events, President Lincoln had several different funerals in various American cities. Why do you think this happened?

What would cause 15,000 people to wait for the President’s train to go by at 3:15 in the morning?

What does this tell us about how people in the North viewed their President (and the impact he had on their lives and on the condition of their country)?


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