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Bundle of 3 - US Presidents - #16 - Lincoln & His Elections

Bundle of 3 - US Presidents - #16 - Lincoln & His Elections
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This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Abraham Lincoln & a summary of issues which led up to his election. All three presentations together number 56 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the Civil War, the bloodiest war of the United States and through the country’s greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

Abraham Lincoln is regarded as the United States greatest president (some would select George Washington). His intellect, integrity and determination uniquely qualify his greatness. He was perhaps the only person who could have successfully guided the United states through the horrific Civil War. His leadership both preserved the Union of the most powerful nation in history while granting millions of its citizens the freedom they rightly deserve!

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #16 - Abraham Lincoln and contains 27 slides and covers the following:

Background Summary
Early Years
Taste of War
Man of Integrity
Early Political Life
Love & Marriage
Lincoln’s Humor
Lincoln Family Life
Law & Politics
National Attention
Anti-Slavery Platform
Elected 16th President
Preserving the Union
Civil War Erupts
Lincoln’s Generals
Emancipation Proclamation
Re-election
Ulysses S. Grant
Union Victories
Accomplishments: Civil War Management
Accomplishments: Domestic
Accomplishments: International
Assassination
Legacy
End of Presentation

Battles over the spread of slavery to new territories and new states had gripped the country throughout the 1850’s, and were especially intensified by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The country was in total upheaval regarding the issue of slavery and it became the central issue of the presidential election of 1860.

Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Abraham Lincoln, who had essentially given up on politics after one unhappy term in Congress, began speaking out against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and particularly its author, Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. When Douglas ran for re-election in 1858, Lincoln opposed him in Illinois. Douglas won that election. But the seven Lincoln-Douglas Debates they held across Illinois were covered extensively in newspapers around the country, raising Lincoln’s political profile.

In late 1859, Lincoln was invited to give a speech in New York City. He crafted an address denouncing slavery and its spread, which he delivered at the Cooper Union in Manhattan. The speech was a triumph and made Lincoln an overnight political star in New York City. Lincoln became the undisputed leader of the Republicans in Illinois which evolved into a desire to run for the Republican nomination for president.

Lincoln was elected president at the darkest times in United States History and preformed on a level no other president was called upon to do....preserve the Union.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1860 - Lincoln contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Background
Lincoln & Douglas
Republican Party Candidate
Republican Party Nomination
Republican Party Makeup
Democrat Party
The Election of 1860
The Electoral Vote of 1860
The Popular Vote of 1860
Thoughts on the Election (2)
Importance of the Election of 1860
End of Presentation

The founding fathers of the United States created a system in which the American people had the power and responsibility to select their leader. Under this new order, George Washington, the first U.S. president, was elected in 1789.

At the time, only white men who owned property could vote, but the 15th 19th and 26th Amendments to the Constitution have since expanded the right to vote to all citizens over 18. Taking place every four years, presidential campaigns and elections have evolved into a series of fiercely fought, and sometimes controversial, provide a roadmap to the events of U.S. history.

It is hard for modern Americans to believe that Abraham Lincoln, one of history's most beloved Presidents, was nearly defeated in his reelection attempt in 1864. Yet by that summer, Lincoln himself feared he would lose. How could this happen?

Two reasons were of concern. The country had not elected an incumbent President for a 2nd term since Andrew Jackson in 1832. Nine Presidents in a row had served just 1term. Also, his embrace of emancipation was still a problem for many Northern voters.

Power point #3 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1864 - Lincoln contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Presidential Elections
Background
Massive Casualty Count
Oppressed on All Sides
Lincoln v. McClellan
Andrew Johnson
Hopes of Negotiation
Union Success
Democratic Support
Lincoln Wins
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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