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Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation


Students will be able to identify the major theme, solution, and opinion of President Lincoln as reflected in the Emancipation Proclamation, and discuss the connection of the Emancipation Proclamation to the Civil War.

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History Standard: 8th grade

8.10 Students analyze the multiple causes, key events, and complex consequences of the Civil War.

4. Discuss Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and his significant writings and speeches and their relationship to the Declaration of Independence, such as his “House Divided” speech (1858), Gettysburg Address (1863), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), and inaugural addresses (1861 and 1865).

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