Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET TWO, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

An Introduction to What Caused the Civil War-- Introduction Statement to the Lincoln's Command Activity

WHAT'S IN THIS ACTIVITY?

Each "Part" of This Activity are Listed Here.  Start With Part Two and Consecutively.

or, each part can be completed separately.

Lincoln as Commander in Chief. A self-taught strategist with no combat experience, Abraham Lincoln saw the path to victory more clearly than his generals.  Photo by Alexander Gardner in the Smithsonian


INTRODUCTION TO THIS CIVIL WAR UNIT

       The American Civil War, 1861-1865, was the most horrific years of our history.  Whole towns would lose all their young men in one battle.  Can you imagine the condition of the American people when they would read of thousands killed in a single battle?  Abraham Lincoln is probably the most written-about person in history next to Jesus Christ and William Shakespeare.  This short activity is to introduce the Civil War history student to how the war developed, not necessarily details or a timeline, as such, but general statements and thoughts.  This introductory activity can help to develop a mind-set about the detail studies to follow. 

ADDITIONAL LINKS FROM LEARNING LINCOLN ON-LINE

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How Lincoln Thought

Lincoln's Cabinet Lincoln's "Higher Moral Ground" Holding the Union Together The Slavery Issue
Lincoln, the War and Congressional Oversight Mr. Lincoln's Generals (Finding a Fighting General) Lincoln Learning and Becoming Commander & Chief Lincoln's Political Leadership (the Issues) Post-War Reconstruction Planning Library of Congress Timeline

16th President Topics Index

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