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abraham lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

The Emancipation Proclamation

think ink link
Think, Ink, Link
  • you will be given a few questions
    • first you must think about the answer in your head
    • then once you have done that, you must write down your best, most succinct answer to each prompt
    • then you will share out and link your ideas with your classmates
brief review
Brief Review
  • 1) List some causes of the Civil War.
  • 2) Which side would you say had an advantage in the Civil War, the North or the South?
  • 3) What did the South aim to do in the Civil War? What was the North’s goal?
  • 4) Name one strategy used by the North and one used by the South.
  • 5) What would you have done if you were President when Southern states seceded? Why?
academic language
Academic Language
  • ‘college words’ of the day
    • benefit
    • respond
    • policy
yes no why
Yes, No, Why?
  • Abraham Lincoln ran for President campaigning on an anti-slavery platform.
  • I agree with this statement because_________
  • I disagree with this statement because__________
  • Use at least one college word (but use more than one for style points)
partner debate
Partner Debate
  • Share your answers with a partner!
  • If your partner has a different answer than you, listen to his or her rationaleand try to convince him or her of your position respectfully
  • If your partner has the same answer as you, work together to come up with an argument for the opposing point of view
possible sentence starters
Possible Sentence Starters
  • I (dis)agree with your response because _______
  • In response to your question, ________
  • I would like to respond by saying _________
  • I know that Lincoln’s policy was to _______
  • I agree that it would benefit Lincoln to ________
  • You made an excellent point when you _________
tough decisions
Tough Decisions
  • Think back to the tough decision that you wrote about on Monday…
  • Speak to a partner about the decision that you made
emancipation proclamation
Emancipation Proclamation
  • Emancipate
    • to free from bondage
  • Proclaim
    • to announce publically or officially
  • What can you predict the term to mean based on these definitions? (RNG)
did lincoln have the power to free slaves
Did Lincoln Have the Power to Free Slaves?
  • Look up Article II (President and the military?)
    • Constitution establishes the President as Commander in Chief of the armed forces
  • What is martial law? (Discuss with a partner)
    • Martial law is military rule during a state of emergency.
  • Gave Union troops ability to enlist black soldiers
    • this gave the Union a valuable influx of soldiers
  • Gave government power to reject the Fugitive Slave Act
    • escaped slaves were granted freedom
  • Turned the war into a fight over slavery
    • discouraged foreign countries from entering the conflict

Which one of these results do you think was most important?

who did it apply to
Who did it apply to?
  • Lincoln declared the Proclamation due to his power to rule in an emergency.
  • Predict which states were named and included in the Emancipation Proclamation. Predict which states were not. (Partners)
strengths and limitations
Strengths and Limitations
  • it turned the war into a fight about slavery
    • strength
  • it discouraged foreign countries from aiding the South
    • strength
  • it did not free slaves in states loyal to the union
    • limitation
  • it did not hold any legal weight outside the context of war
    • limitation
exit ticket
Exit Ticket
  • 1) Why did Lincoln wait until 1863 to declare the Emancipation Proclamation?
  • 2) Use the college word, policy, in a sentence.
  • 3) Did Lincoln have the power to declare the Emancipation Proclamation
  • 4) Did the Emancipation Proclamation hurt the South’s chances of foreign involvement in the war? Why or why not?