This is a bundle of 5 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Abraham Lincoln & the defining events of his presidency. All three presentations together number 118 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:
Taste of War
Man of Integrity
Early Political Life
Love & Marriage
Lincoln Family Life
Law & Politics
Elected 16th President
Preserving the Union
Civil War Erupts
Ulysses S. Grant
Accomplishments: Civil War Management
End of Presentation
Slavery was brought to the United States in 1607. As the North evolved into a highly industrialized society the South strengthened its economy on the back of slavery. The South's economy grew strong based on the "free" labor of the slaves.
Many in the North and some in the South wanted to rid the country of slavery once and for all. By the time the Civil War broke out the slave population in the South had grown to 3.5 million people, almost 38% of the total population in the South.
Power point #2 is entitled, Slavery in the United States - Growth of Slavery - 1607-1860 and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
Growth of the Slave Population: 1790-1860
Early Growth & Attitudes
Indentured Servants v. Slaves
By the Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War
Economics of Slavery (2)
Economics of the South
“Cotton is King”
“Cotton is King” Stats
Lifestyles of the Southern Elite (3)
Financial Facts on Slavery
“Cotton (Was) King”
Events in the 1850s culminated with the election anti-slavery and Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln as President on November 6, 1860. This provoked the first round of State secession's as leaders of the deep south states were unwilling to trust Lincoln not to move against slavery. Initially, only the seven states in the deep south states; Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas seceded.
After the fall of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln's call for volunteers to suppress the rebellion on April 15, 1861, pushed the four other states; Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas also to secede. These states completed the formation of the Confederate States of America.
Power point #3 is entitled, Political Movements & Events - Secession and contains 28 slides and covers the following:
Lincoln Elected President
South Carolina (2)
Provisional Government Proposed
Secessions & Skirmishes (2)
The Confederate Government
Cornerstone of the Confederacy
Battle Lines Drawn
Pre-Civil War Map of the United States
End of Presentation
The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion, excluding areas controlled by the Union and thus applying to 3 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time.
The Proclamation was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States' forces, and ordered the Union Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to “recognize and maintain the freedom of" the ex-slaves.
The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not outlaw slavery, and did not grant citizenship to the ex-slaves (called freedmen). It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.
Power point #4 is entitled, American Civil War - The Emancipation Proclamation and contains 28 slides and covers the following:
What Is The Emancipation Proclamation?
What Did It Provide?
Issued in Two Parts
How Was It to Be Enforced?
Effect of The Proclamation (2)
Some States Excluded
States Included/Excluded Map
Impact on the Civil War
Abolitionist Demand More
Booker T. Washington
Union Military Reaction
Confederate Military Reaction
End of Presentation
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and is one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the midpoint of the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863.The occasion for the speech was to address the audience who had come to attend the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
President Abraham Lincoln’s remarks later became known as the Gettysburg Address, were delivered at the official dedication ceremony on the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War. Though he was not the featured orator that day, Lincoln’s 273-word address would be remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history.
In it, he invoked the principles of human equality contained in the Declaration of Independence and connected the sacrifices of the Civil War with the desire for “a new birth of freedom,” as well as the all-important preservation of the Union created in 1776 and its ideal of self-government.
Power point #5 is entitled, American Civil War - Gettysburg Address and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
The presentation covers the following:
Overview of the Address
The Battle of Gettysburg
Aftermath of the Battle
Creation of the National Cemetery
Lincoln is Invited to Speak
November 19, 1863
The Gettysburg Address (2)
The Speech (2)
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.