Lincoln’s views on Enslavement
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This is an interactive lesson addressing context when it comes to evaluating historical figures. Students examine Abraham Lincoln and his views on slavery using primary source documents. The objective is for students to determine what Lincoln's real views on slavery were and to challenge their own preconceived notions regarding the president. Essentially, did Abraham Lincoln abolish slavery for any other reason than his own conscience? After examining the primary sources, have the students' views about the president changed?