This Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery lesson plan also includes:
Students examine Abraham Lincoln's political views about slavery. In this American Civil War instructional activity, students determine how Lincoln's beliefs led to the restriction of slavery in American territories. Student also analyze the party platforms presented in the election of 1860. Students complete activities where they analyze documents, correspondence, and speeches to better understand Lincoln's actions and the election.