Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET TWO, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic Seventy-five:  Abraham Lincoln's Political Career-- Home Page

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE POLITICIAN

       "Mr. Lincoln was devoted to his profession, and his success in it was earned by hard and constant application. But his natural taste for politics led him to take a full share in the activities of political life. He had already served a term in the Illinois Legislature (1834-35); and so well satisfied were his constituents that they re-nominated him for the succeeding term. In the canvass which followed he greatly distinguished himself as a stump-speaker; showing, by his tact and ability, by the skill and ingenuity with which he met his opponents in debate, by his shrewdness in attack and readiness in retort, how much he had profited by the training of the previous years."

 

 

HOW HE AND HIS WIFE MARY TODD MADE THEIR WAY TO THE EXECUTIVE MANSION

In this on-line activity, the learner will be provided with a variety of resources including narrative descriptions and time-lines.  A page of elector data for all of Lincoln's elections, including the ones he lost.  Each section of this biographical/ political activity about the 16th President will have a different problem or project to accomplish. 

Illinois political history from the 1830's throughout the 1850's will be covered.  National presidential politics and elections will be covered from the time of Andrew Jackson through the second presidential election of Abraham Lincoln.

Another area within the on-line activity will be a study of the family life of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln while in Springfield and later in Washington D.C. 

Each section of this activity will be provided in this index website.  Each section can be done separately, or in chronological order.  Outside Internet resources will be provided to give a variety of information.

 

A STUDY OF THE 16TH PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE POLITICS OF THE EARLY AND MID 1800'S THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR

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