AP U.S. History Exam 2.26
AP U.S. History Exam 2.26. This speech reinforced a shift in the focus of the war that Lincoln established by...what?
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The Emancipation Proclamation
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First up the excerpt. [ zombie voice ] Brains. Brains?
[ zombie voice ] Brains, brains.
[ normal voice ] All right. No, Lincoln was not a zombie, people. Come on.
And now the question:
This speech reinforced a shift in the focus
of the war that Lincoln established by... what?
Hmm. And here are your potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Okay, important concepts, people. Pay attention.
When Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, citizens of
the nation had been at one another's throats
for two and a half years.
Lincoln hoped he could end the war in, well,
Did the Gettysburg Address reinforce a shift in the war's focus
that Lincoln had established by A - suspending habeas corpus?
All right, well, at the beginning of the Civil War, Lincoln argued
that the purpose of fighting was to preserve the Union,
even going so far as to suspend habeas corpus
in an attempt to hold things together.
Remember, it's a legal procedure that prevents the government
from holding you without just cause.
So A is out.
Anyway, was the Gettysburg Address used to reinforce
Lincoln's change in tactics reflected by B -
authorizing Sherman's March to the Sea?
Well, the Gettysburg Address took place in November 1863.
And Sherman's March to the Sea, however,
occurred in November 1864,
so we're a little early for that.
And remember, that March to the Sea was to punish the South for
believing their beliefs in slavery and a bunch of other good things.
But, anyway, B's not the right answer here.
Did Lincoln use the Gettysburg Address to reinforce his
decision to C - propose the Thirteenth Amendment?
Lucky 13. Well, actually, the Thirteenth Amendment
wasn't proposed until a few weeks after Lincoln's speech,
so the Gettysburg Address was a catalyst, not a reinforcement,
for that momentous step.
So that means that the Gettysburg Address reinforced a shift
in Lincoln's focus demonstrated by D -
signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Freeing slaves.
When Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation
on January 1, 1863,
he made a sweeping move to free all slaves in areas
outside of Union control,
meaning basically the South and everything to the west.
This shifted focus of the War toward the goal of ending slavery,
reinforcing that the nation
shall have a new birth of freedom. So D is the right answer.
With the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln took his
passion for freedom and really shouted it out from the rooftop.
[ crowd gasps ]