Essay Topic 1
Explain Abraham Lincoln's during the time period covered in LINCOLN: A NOVEL. What were his plans upon arriving in Washington, D.C.? What was his personality? What behaviors were instilled in him that would make him a success in his later life?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the role of religion in Lincoln's life. Was he public with his faith? How did he deal with those who did not hold his same beliefs? How did his religious beliefs guide him as he guided the country?
Essay Topic 3
Mary Todd Lincoln was a fragile woman who loved her husband and family but had a questionable reputation as a First Lady. What was her influence on her husband? What was her position on slavery? How did she alienate people during her time in the White House? How did she avoid some scandal? Explain.
Essay Topic 4
Even before he was a...
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