Abraham Lincoln and Leadership

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The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, faced many challenges on his path to—and during his time—leading the nation. These interactive modules, based on books in SIU Press’ Concise Lincoln Library, explore several competing characteristics, ideals, and policies President Lincoln faced, many of which the United States and the world still face today.  

The goals for these modules is to help you identify what leadership characteristics you deem important and compare those to how candidate Abraham Lincoln was presented to the public (Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies), explore what it means to be free and use these definitions to determine which documents limited or guaranteed these freedoms for African Americans (Lincoln and Emancipation), and document the evolution of President Lincoln’s definition of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship for African Americans (Lincoln and Citizenship)