Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

Lincoln in Context

Opening

Share your notes from reading the informational article about Lincoln and the context of the speeches.

Decide what you would like to share with the whole class to answer the following questions.

  • What specific information did you see in the article about the speeches Lincoln made in New Jersey?
  • In his speeches in New Jersey, what reference, if any, did Lincoln make to slavery?
  • What ideas were most important in “Lincoln and Slavery”?
  • What questions do you have about the informational text?

Share your thoughts in a Whole Group Discussion.

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