How Lincoln secured the Republican nomination for president in the 1860 election

1. How did Lincoln secure the Republican nomination for president in the 1860 election? Who else ran for president? How did Lincoln win? How did the southern states respond to Lincoln’s election?
2. Compare and contrast the war mobilization efforts of the Union and the Confederacy. What were the strengths and weaknesses of each? Why was the Confederacy able to win many of the first battles
of the war? 3. Describe African Americans’ role in the war on both sides. How did the Emancipation Proclamation come to be? What was its main goal? In your opinion, did it achieve this goal? Why or
why not? 4. In your opinion, which battles of the war were the most significant? Why? 5. Describe Reconstruction. How did the south respond? Was it successful? Why or why not? In your opinion, what
changes could have been made to make it more successful? 6. Compare and contrast the presidencies of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes. In your opinion, which one had the
most successful presidency? Why? What were the high and low points of each presidency?