These primary sources are included in Abraham Lincoln on Race and Equality: Historical Investigation resource – purchase it here
Abraham Lincoln had complicated views on racial equality and often had to balance his personal opinions with his publicly-expressed ones. This primary sources examination packet introduces your students to Lincoln's statements on “all men are created equal” communicated to different audiences and in different contexts.
Page 1: Cover Page
Page 2: Teacher Notes
Page 3: Document Set #1 (excerpts from Lincoln's speeches with brief background notes)
Page 4: Document Set #1 Comprehension Questions (four content questions; interactive form fields that allow you to enter point values for each question; lined paper worksheet)
Page 5: Document Set #2 (excerpts from the Lincoln-Douglas debates with brief background notes)
Page 6: Document Set #2 Comprehension Questions (four content questions; interactive form fields that allow you to enter point values for each question; lined paper worksheet)
Page 7: Answer Key
Look for orange-framed logos on the cover pages to identify other Civil War unit resources, such as:
Southern Secession and The Election of 1860: Activity Packets Bundle
Historical Investigations Bundle: Emancipation Proclamation; Lincoln on Race
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