President Lincoln's Cabinet: Members & Dynamics


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Which of the following characteristics was shared by several members of Lincoln's cabinet?

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1. What is surprising about Edwin Stanton's position as Secretary of War?

2. What is the relationship between the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although Lincoln is one of our most famous former presidents, his cabinet members tend to be less well-known. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test what you know about the members of Lincoln's administration and how they advised his decisions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the following:

  • Lincoln's rivals for the 1860 Republican nomination
  • Lincoln's Secretary of State
  • Famous measure on which Lincoln sought his Cabinet's advice
  • Simon Cameron's replacement as Secretary of War
  • Lincoln's appointee for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Lincoln's presidency in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Lincoln's administration influenced his decisions and posed challenges to his presidency
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Lincoln's cabinet members

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Lincoln administration, review the corresponding lesson called President Lincoln's Cabinet: Members & Dynamics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss Lincoln's legacy
  • Learn about Lincoln's political rivals
  • Discuss Lincoln's cabinet members
  • Explore successes and difficulties of the Lincoln cabinet