We have talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s priorities going into his presidency. He did, however, go on to ban slavery in all parts of the country. The question you will be trying to answer throughout the process of this debate is, “Was Abraham Lincoln a racist?” When answering this question, each person in your group needs to cite his or her own evidence to defend the points your group makes. Each person will write a paragraph and will need to be able to speak for at least 30 seconds about the side you are given. There will be an option for two members of your team to engage in a rebuttal situation, so those two individuals will also need to research the other side of the argument to come up with some possible counter-arguments. Each side will have the chance to ask the other side question so make sure you are as thorough as possible in your research.