The American Civil War
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Stop-1: Smithsonian Institute : The American Civil War Timeline
Stop-2: Crisis at Fort SumterBegin with the background. Begin by clicking on the Secession in the Deep South to explain the reasons that the South was unhappy being part of the Union.
Stop-3: American Civil War at the Smithsonian GalleryView the movie if you have Flash.
Stop-4: Civil War BattlesThis site has all the battles that were fought during the American Civil War. Read about at least three battles. Summarize each battle briefly.
Stop-5: US Civil War GeneralsThis page is general information about the US Civil War generals.
Stop-6: A Listing of US Civil War GeneralsUse this page for viewing generals of the American Civil War for your research. It gives references to which generals fought on which side and what battles they fought. This will help your research so you know where you need to gather information next.
Stop-7: The Flag of the United StatesReview the various pictures of the Flag of the United States. How has it changed? Why do we do the Pledge of Allegiance? Why do we celebrate Flag Day? How did the American flag get the name "Old Glory"?
Stop-8: Flags of the ConfederacyReview the Confederate flags. Why are there so many of them? How are they similar to one another? Different? Compare and contrast these flags to the US flags.
Stop-9: Images of American Political HistoryReview these pages by clicking on the first right arrow. Continue clicking until you get to Mr. Greeley. Who were the major political leaders? Major generals? Describe the slave shown here. What document seems important? In the presidential election of 1864, what percentages of the popular vote did each candidate receive? The electoral vote? How do you account for the discrepancy? How and where was Lincoln killed? By whom? Who was responsible? Who became president after Lincoln's death?
Stop-10: A Brief Biography of President LincolnAfter reading a brief description of Lincoln, how was he the "right man for the right job"?
Stop-11: Civil War MusicListen to some of the American Civil War music. Be aware that some of the lyrics are not appropriate for today...Would these lyrics be acceptable today? Explain.
Stop-12: 54th Massachusetts Volunteer InfantryNot all soldiers were white. Read about the experimental regiment of black soldiers. How successful were they? What major battles did they fight? How were they treated as compared to white regiments?
Stop-13: The Battle of GettysburgVisit the battle description, Pickett's Charge, Longstreet At Gettysburg, and Defense In-Depth. What problems did both sides faces? Could the outcome of this battle been different? Explain. What mistakes were made? Why is this battle called the "turning point" of the Civil War?
Stop-14: Ulysses S. GrantRead about Ulysses S. Grant by clicking on his biography. What kind of man was he? What kind of a general?
Stop-15: General Robert E. LeeRead about General Robert E. Lee. What kind of person and general was he?
Stop-16: Grant vs Lee at AppomattoxRead how Grant and Lee fight the last battle to surrender. How does Grant treat Lee? Why? What is ironic about their personalities?