This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Lincoln's Blueprint for Victory. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
From the beginning of the Civil War, President Lincoln began to display an almost intuitive understanding of the aggressive military strategy that it would take to would win the war, yet his generals did not. How did Lincoln, a lawyer by training with no military background to speak of get the nature of the conflict so right, and his seasoned generals get it so wrong?
When Lincoln took office there wasn’t just an absent system of command: There had been no planning whatsoever by the previous administrations for war. No preparatory memos or regular briefings by the top brass awaited him. Prior to the Civil War, virtually no one in the Union Army had any experience that could prepare him for the war that was to come.
Retired general Winfield Scott did much to help Lincoln understand the scope of the war.
This presentation covers the following:
Lincoln’s Grasp of the War
Unprepared for Civil War
No Pre-War Preparation
No Experienced Leadership
No Central Command Structure
No Overall Objective to Win The War
Lincoln Assumes Command
Lincoln Recognizes the Nature of the Conflict
Lincoln’s Strategy Working
Lincoln’s Inept Generals
Lincoln’s Inept Generals (continued)
Lincoln’s Fighting Generals
War Strategy Implemented
End of Presentation
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