Lincoln’s Personal Position

Lincoln's Personal Position

Worksheet Description

The worksheet is a writing prompt focused on Abraham Lincoln, specifically aimed at exploring his personal views on slavery and how his political stance on the matter evolved during his presidency. The students are provided lined space to compose their essay or written response. At the top, there’s a section for the student to write their name and a small image of Lincoln to thematically tie the worksheet to its historical subject.

The objective of this worksheet is to encourage students to engage with historical analysis and essay writing. It asks them to consider the complexities of political leadership and the factors that can influence a president’s policy decisions over time. The task is designed to improve students’ abilities to conduct research, develop arguments, and express their thoughts in a structured written format. By completing this exercise, students gain a deeper understanding of the moral and political challenges faced by historical figures such as Lincoln.