Lincoln Handouts

Matthew Pinsker prepared these handouts for use in teacher training workshops during the Lincoln Bicentennial. They are available for free distribution within classrooms or for any non-commercial, educational programming and may be adapted as needed though proper credit should be provided.

The 1860 Election
First Draft of Emancipation (July 22, 1862)
Present at the Creation?
Investigating the Moment When Lincoln Settled on Emancipation
John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Question of Legitimate Violence
“I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.”
The Merryman Moment and Lincoln’s View on the Chronology of Powers
Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home
Abraham Lincoln and the Doctrine of Electoral Necessity
Lincoln’s Autobiographical Sketch (1859)
Abraham Lincoln and the Use of Misdirection
Public Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862
The Other Lincoln – Douglass Debates
Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery