This lesson provides an excellent bridge into the study of the Reconstruction era. Students will examine the roles of the president that have evolved through history and the powers of the president as prescribed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution. They will then role-play members of Lincoln's cabinet and witnesses hold hearings on Lincoln's Reconstruction plans.
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Four class periods. However, activities can be modified to be conducted individually.
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