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Lincoln: Cause and Effect
Updated: 10/8/2020
Lincoln: Cause and Effect
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How to Become President

How to Become President

Teacher Guide by Joanne Malozzi

Presidential elections are held every four years. As citizens of the United States, students will someday have the privilege of voting for a president. It is important for students to learn about the election process of the president in the government of the United States of America.




How to Become President

Storyboard Description

Students will create a T chart that illustrates the cause and effect of a president's decisions

Storyboard Text

  • CAUSE
  • The South has left the Union. I must take action and support the Union in civil war! I cannot let the country be divided and allow slavery.
  • EFFECT
  • WE HAVE WON THE WAR, VICTORY! Our country can be reunited now. I have more work to do. My first task is to abolish slavery.
  • President Lincoln, we could not have been victorious with out your leadership!
  • Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of The United States. During his presidency, war broke out between the North (Union) and the South (Confederacy). The South had left the United States. This is was the start of the Civil War, which began in April of 1861.
  • This Emancipation Proclamation will help to keep the Union intact. This will be a step to begin ending slavery.
  • Lincoln sided with the Union, which opposed slavery, and helped them win the war. Though he had been successful in reuniting the South and the North, there was still work to be done to get rid of slavery.
  • WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR OWN FREEDOM!!
  • President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. You have the right to serve in the Army and Navy of the Union. Who wants to join?
  • I am so excited that the North has has WON THE CIVIL WAR! Now, the country can be one United States again. But now I must work on abolishing slavery!
  • President Lincoln wrote The Emancipation Proclamation. It said that slaves would be granted freedom in the Confederate states if the they did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863. It also said that slaves would only be free if the Union won the Civil War.
  • When President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in the rebelling southern states were now able to join the Union's Army or Navy. Almost 200,000 slaves joined the Union Army.
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