Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Speech

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Speech

Sam Waterston read Lincoln's First Inaugural Speech. Historian Susan Schulten discussed how this speech was received in the country and how Lincoln addressed secession and preservation of the Union.

Description

Sam Waterston read Lincoln's First Inaugural Speech. Historian Susan Schulten discussed how this speech was received in the country and how Lincoln addressed secession and preservation of the Union.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How did northerners view this speech?
  • How did southerners view this speech?
  • Explain Abraham Lincoln’s position on secession and preservation of the Union as Susan Schulten described.

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Anarchy
    • Assertion
    • Compromise
    • Polarized
    • Provoke

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsExecutive BranchU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity