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Lincoln: Political Strategist DO NOW: What were Lincoln’s personal beliefs about slavery (pg. 326) ? What were his political beliefs about slavery (pg. 347) ? “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery.” -Lincoln to Horace Greeley, 1862
Finding a Loophole On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. Summarize the argument Lincoln used to justify his authority to end slavery. Describe 3 ways in which The Emancipation Proclamation offered strategic, military benefit to the Union.
Do Now, 3/31/14 Answer the first three questions in the margin of Slavery and the Civil War. Note: You will need to refer to the chart and map titled Slavery and Secession (completed on 3/25/14)
Discussion Question : Why were the Border States so important to both the North and the South? Washington D.C.
The Value of the Border States For the North, the Border States had geographic importance. For the South, they offered much needed economic advantages. Additional population; Additional railroad mileage; Key port cities (St. Louis and Baltimore) with thriving trade and industry
A Symbolic Gesture? “Although the Proclamation did not have much practical effect, it had immense symbolic importance.”
Let’s Revisit the Excerpt: By what authority did Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation? What opportunity does Lincoln extend to freed slaves?
Let’s Revisit the Excerpt: What Enslaved people does the Proclamation Free? What people does it not free? Why would Lincoln choose not to free all of the slaves at this time?
Let’s Revisit the Excerpt: In what way does the Thirteenth Amendment expand on the Emancipation Proclamation?
Slavery and the Civil War Discussion Question: In what ways did both free and enslaved black people contribute to the war effort?
Recruitment Poster What incentives does the poster offer to prospective soldiers? (identify at least 3) Which incentive do you think was the most persuasive? Why? Are there any changes that could be made to this poster that might have encouraged even more freedmen to fight?