Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET TWO, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Task #1-- A Lincoln Political Timeline Study

Click Here to go to the Lincoln Politics Home Page

Visit National Park Service for a Listing of 1860's Politicians
 


NOTE:

CLICK HERE FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S DETAILED POLITICAL HISTORY


Directions: This is Task # 1 out of a set TASKS. 

Go to Abraham_Lincoln_Politics_Listing.html to get the other TASKS


TASK #1-- CHALLENGE QUESTIONS

Answer the questions. 

You can follow a great timeline of Lincoln's political career Here.

Check James Baldwin's article for answers to these questions

1. Abe's first political party affiliation was with what party?

2. Who was Lincoln's main political opponent--from Illinois?

3. How many times did Abe run for office and lose?  

4. What offices did Lincoln win?

5. Lincoln became a leader of a brand new political party.  What was the name of the party?

6. How did Abraham Lincoln get support of the whole nation when he ran for President?  (there was no TV or Internet--only newspapers in the 19th century)

7. Lincoln's political party became the party that was most instrumental in ending an American institution.  What was the institution?

8.  At the Cooper Union Hall, Lincoln gave a great speech, that got him national attention.  What else did this speech cause to happen to him?  Click Here.

 

RESOURCES:

CLICK HERE FOR:  Lincoln's Political History Collection

Abraham Lincoln Classroom

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