Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET TWO, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Getting to Know Lincoln's Presidential Cabinet: Puzzle-- Introduction

This Learning Lincoln On-Line Activity provides a 4 picture online puzzle in which participants may click hotspots within the pictures to find 30 Lincoln Cabinet and early policy decisions questions. 

A variety of articles and special readings will be provided for each question. 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE "PRESIDENT'S CABINET" PUZZLE PAGE

Many large scale group portraits of Lincoln's cabinet, as well as political cartoons were made during and after Lincoln's time.  Very serious political and policy matters, along with a pending Civil War had to be considered in the days right after his inauguration.  The personalities of each cabinet member as well as Vice President Hamlin will be considered in the puzzle questions.  Participants may use these in a written response, or any form. 


Research, Questions and Puzzle About Lincoln's Cabinet
 

Lincoln and his cabinet   From the U.S. Congress Collection: 
First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln
by Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830 - 1900)

RESOURCES

Go to the historical Harper's Weekly site to see a great portrait of the President with his cabinet. Click Here.  Cabinet members in the portrait are:   Montgomery Blair, Salmon P. Chase, William Seward, Simon Cameron,  Caleb B. Smith, Edward Bates, Gideon Welles, William H. Seward, and Simon Cameron.  Click the Lincoln's Friends--Cabinet for information.

Go to Mr. Lincolns Cabinet and Vice Presidents to get answers


INTRODUCTORY CHALLENGE QUESTIONS

1. Abraham Lincoln had several strong opponents when running for President.  Which of those opponents did he appoint as members of his cabinet?

2.  Why did Lincoln appoint these strong opponents as his cabinet members?

3. Name the cabinet members and what their departments.

4. Which secretary operated out of the War Room?

5. What did Lincoln's cabinet think about Lincoln releasing the "Emancipation Proclamation?"

6. Who was Lincoln's Vice-President during his last year as President?

7. How did President Lincoln relate to his cabinet?
  
8. How did he relate to them & how did he use them to help run the country and the War?


CABINET PUZZLE HOTSPOTS

(CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE "PRESIDENT'S CABINET" PUZZLE PAGE)

Items #1- #30 and General Question Hotlinks. 

1. President Lincoln Selects the Candidates for His Cabinet 2. Protecting Washington D.C. During the War, Including the Original Plans for the City
3. Article about "Lincoln's Political Rivals" 4. Members of the Cabinet, and Those Replaced
5. "Lincoln's Successes and Failures--a call to replace cabinet members" 6.16thpresidentcabinet_question_6.html
7. Attorney General Edward Bates 8. Simon Cameron, Sec. of War
9. Sec. Samuel Chase (Dept. of the Treasury) 10.  Montgomery Blair (1861-1864), Postmaster General
11.  Edward Bates (1862-1864), Attorney General & Edward Bates 12. John Usher (1863-1865), Sec. of Interior
13.  Hannibal Hamlin (1860-1864), Vice President, 1st Term 14. Salmon P. Chase(1861-1864), Sec. of the Treasury
15. William Seward (1862-1865), Sec. of State 16. Gideon Welles (1862-1865), Sec. of the Navy
17. President Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) 18. Edwin M. Stanton( 1862-1865), Sec. of War
19. Caleb B. Smith (1861-1862), Sec. of Interior 20.  Simon Cameron (1862), Sec. of War
21.  William P. Fessenden (18641865) Sec. of the Treasury 22.  Hugh McCulloch (1865) Sec. of the Treasury
23.  James Speed (18641865), Attorney General 24.  William Dennison (18641865) Postmaster General
25 **Andrew Johnson, Vice President (1865), Lincoln's 2nd Term 26.  President Lincoln Organizes and Appoints His Cabinet
27. President Lincoln is Inaugurated, and what happened in the days after 28. President Lincoln's Decisions, The Day After the Inauguration
29. Dealing with the  Crisis of States' Secessions & Ft. Sumter 30. Vice President Hamlin, Policy Setting, Early Changes in the Cabinet

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT THE CABINET


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