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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?