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Teaching Editorial: The President at Gettysburg (1863)

Editorial: The President at Gettysburg (1863)

This editorial was published in the Chicago Times on November 23, 1863, a few days after President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. The author is critical of Lincoln's interpretation of the war.<br><br>\n<i><u>Primary Source Set: Gettysburg Address (Text 3)</u> -- This text is part of a primary source set focused on exploring the events leading up to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and reactions from people at the time. This editorial, which was most likely written by a Northern Democrat, includes several criticisms of the Gettysburg Address. As students read, they should compare and contrast the views of Lincoln and the editorial's author regarding the causes of the Civil War

Chicago Times

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why did some people find Lincoln's Gettysburg Address controversial?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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