Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time Line for Lincoln's Administration 1861-1865

Abraham Lincoln - Statue at Entrance to Lincoln Park, Chicago.
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Administration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865

I. The President
  • Birth
  • Parentage
  • Youth
  • As a lawyer
  • Public career
  • Character
  • Death
II. Governmental Affairs
1. Domestic
  • First call for militia
  • Blockade ordered
  • Suspension of "habeas corpus" 
  • Financial measures
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Thirteenth Amendment
  • Nevada and West Virginia admitted
2. Foreign
  • Trent affair
  • Alabama affair
III. The Civil War
1. Outbreak and campaign of 1861-1862
   a. Fall of Fort Sumter
   b. Campaigns in the east
      1. Bull Run
      2. Army of the Potomac
      3. The Monitor and the Merrimac
   c. Campaigns in the west
      1. Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
      2. Pittsburg Landing and Shiloh
      3. Capture of New Orleans
      4. Missouri saved to the Union
2. Campaigns of 1862-1863
   a. In the East
      1. The Peninsula Campaign
      2. Jackson in the  Shenandoah
      3. Lee's invasion of Maryland
      4. Fredericksburg
   b. In the West
      1. Buell-Bragg in Kentucky
         a. Battle of Perryville
         b. Stone River
3. Campaigns of 1863-1864
   a. In the East
      1. Chancellorsville
      2. Gettysburg
   b. In the West
      1. The Mississippi Campaign
      2. The campaign in Tennessee
4. The last year of the war
   a. The Richmond campaign
      1. Battle of the Wilderness
      2. Sheridan's Campaign
      3. Fall of Richmond
      4. Surrender of Lee at Appomattox
   b. The Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea
      1. Kenesaw Mountain
      2. Battle of Atlanta
      3. Franklin and Nashville
      4. Capture of Savannah and Charleston
      5. Surrender of Johnston
   c. Death of Lincoln

  1. When and where was Abraham Lincoln born?
  2. Give a brief account of his youth and the character of his education.
  3. What public offices had he held before he was elected President?
  4. What is meant by the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus?
  5. Do you see any reasons why Lincoln should have desired its suspension during the war ?
  6. What was the Emancipation Proclamation?
  7. How was it justified?
  8. When was the Thirteenth Amendment adopted? What are its provisions?
  9. What bombardment began the Civil War?

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