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Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: Primary Source Examination

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This primary source examination packet is a straightforward way to introduce your students to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Instead of listening to a lecture, your students will dig into the document itself to better understand its content and President Lincoln's motives for issuing it.

This activity is included in an in-depth historical investigation resource on the contemporary reactions to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation – purchase it here. Look for orange-framed logos on the cover pages to identify other Civil War unit resources.

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Page 1: Cover Page
Page 2: Teacher Notes
Page 3: Background Notes (brief contextual information related to the Emancipation Proclamation)
Page 4: The Emancipation Proclamation (substantial excerpt)
Page 5: Comprehension Questions (five content questions; interactive form fields that allow you to enter point values for each question; lined paper worksheet)
Page 6: Answer Key
Page 7: Terms of Use


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