Abraham Lincoln and Wartime Politics

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This lesson will look at the partisan political issues which emerged in the election of 1864 around Abraham Lincoln's role as a wartime president. Through an examination of primary documents, students will focus on Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus, the Emancipation Proclamation, his decision to arm the freed slaves, his refusal to accept a compromise peace with the South, and the election of 1864. This is the third lesson in the "Civil War: 'A Terrible Swift Sword'" curriculum unit.

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March 2014
Excellent Common Core Aligned lesson that can be adjusted for differing levels of students.