Lincoln's Speech Addressing The Civil War & National Situation

Lincoln and Slavery


In the next lesson, you’ll be reading an excerpt from Lincoln’s first inaugural address. But before you do that, it’s important to review what was going on in the nation at this point in time. The article “Lincoln and Slavery” will provide some context.

  • Read and annotate “Lincoln and Slavery.”
  • Keep an eye out for information that’s relevant to the speeches to the New Jersey Senate and Assembly that you read today.