Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET SEVEN, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist and Advisor to the President-- Complaints to the President, President Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address and Presidential Order of Retaliation

Student Task #5-- Study Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Political Relations in the White House   

Read the short article about Frederick Douglass' first official visit to the White House to confer with the President.  Answer these questions about that visit:

  • What were the three "complaints' that Douglass would relate to the President?  
  • Read the resulting "Proclamation of Retaliation" that the President would issue shortly after the Douglass visit.  Why was this so important for the African American Union soldiers?
  • Do you think the Confederate Army honored and abided by the Proclamation with its' warnings? 

READ THE ARTICLES:

     ARTICLE #1--PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS, 1861

     ARTICLE #4--July 30, 1863. ORDER OP RETALIATION EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, July 30, 1863. (This is a link to a Google Book Page)   Abraham Lincoln Complete Works Comprising His Speeches, Letters, State Papers, and Miscellaneous Writings.   Ed. by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.  Vol. 2, The Century Co.  1894  p. 378 p. 378     Online at Google Books.


 A List of the Frederick Douglass Activity Tasks