Learning Lincoln On-Line

FROM-- SET FOUR, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Seven Problems Were Tackled by President Lincoln including a Long Civil War:  How did he solve these? A Training Program for a President

The Civil War:  A President Learns How to Manage a Long War and a Divided Country  

7 National/International Problems to be encountered and solved


 

An Activity to Learn About our 16th President's Leadershipand the Reconstruction Plans that he never could initiate

    This on-line study puzzle activity has been planned to instill into students who use it, a special understanding of the leadership quality of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, who had the job of holding the Union together during its four-year Civil War.  This puzzle will center on Abraham Lincoln, the Problem-Solver.

When running for the Presidency in 1860, Lincoln knew well that his anti-slavery stand would cause problems, in that Southern States were already thinking of secession.  By the time he would take office, some Southern States had already seceded.

Since this web activity is centered on Abraham Lincoln's Leadership and Decision-making, please read the short page article on Decisions based upon a"Higher Moral Ground"

President Lincoln's Problems were:
1.  Holding the Union together, with an ongoing Civil War.
2.  Dealing with the slave issue as a moral issue.
3.  Abraham Lincoln and the Committee on the Conduct of the War (Congressional Jealousy of the Executive Branch).
4.  Finding a General that would fight and win.
5.  Learning the art of warfare & Re-Creating the position of "Commander and Chief."
6.  Political Leadership to keep his program alive (Congress).

7.  Reconstructing the South for a solution in helping the South rebuild.


FOUR IMAGES TO DESCRIBE COMMANDER & CHIEF LEADERSHIP DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Considering the 7 problems President Lincoln encountered when becoming President, there had to be a solution for each.  Search each image to find out how the "7" problems were tackled. There will be five hotspots within each image.  Click them and then read the problem and solution. You can write the answers to check your answers.