The Great "What If" Question. How might American history have been different had Lincoln lived?

Learners examine the impact of the assassination of President Lincoln. After researching the Republican positions on Reconstruction and analyzing documents related to the Reconstruction, students take a position and explain their support of Lincoln or the Radical Republicans. In groups, they debate the question, "Would Reconstruction have been different had Lincoln lived?"

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8th - 12th
Social Studies & History
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