Essay Topic 1
Discuss Abraham Lincoln's personal background and why it may have influenced his belief in the free labor theory.
Essay Topic 2
Examine the history of the Whig Party policies and the reason Lincoln advocated for the diversion of federal funds to the state.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Lincoln's decision to support Henry Clay over James K. Polk.
Essay Topic 4
Examine the significance of the beliefs regarding the legitimate object of government.
Essay Topic 5
Examine the impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and why Lincoln found an opponent in Stephen Douglas.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Dred Scott case and how it countered the Republican platform.
Essay Topic 7
Examine the significance of the Douglas-Lincoln debate and how Lincoln used these debates to hone his rhetoric against Douglas and the pro-slavery stance.
Essay Topic 8
Discuss how Lincoln's election affected the South's decision to secede.
Essay Topic 9
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