Lincoln's Cabinet Responds
Lincoln received elaborate replies from
his official advisers on March 15 and March 16. To see the advice he
received, click on the three top pictures of cabinet members.
These three positions are representative of the whole cabinet. If
you wish to see the advice offered by the entire Lincoln cabinet, click
on the four bottom pictures.
Considering the information, the three likeliest courses of action available to Lincoln were:
to adopt Fox's plan and relieve Sumter;
to abandon Sumter;
and to delay a final decision while collecting more information and awaiting
Place yourself in Lincoln's position. What policy would you choose
and why? Would you:
- Relieve Sumter
- Abandon Sumter
- Delay a Final Decision
- Or Choose Some Other Course Of Action
- Use the Notebook to write a brief answer explaining your decision, or use
a word processing program to write a full response.
To see Lincoln's decision, click "What Lincoln Did."
- What Lincoln Did.