CA History-Social Science Standards, Grade 8

8.10 Students analyze the multiple causes, key events, and complex consequences of the Civil War.

4.   Discuss Abraham Lincoln's presidency and his significant writings and speeches and their relationship to the Declaration of Independence, such as his "House Divided" speech (1858), Gettysburg Address (1863), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), and inaugural addresses (1861 and 1865).