Use these teaching resources to talk to your students about the Civil War and President Lincoln's famous speech.
Abraham Lincoln served as president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He remains one of the most revered figures in American history.
Lincoln preserved the fractured Union through the bitter and bloody Civil War and used wartime powers to issue the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This executive order freed slaves in the Confederate states and preceded the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
Teach about the causes of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation with these resources and ideas from Scholastic and other websites.