The Civil War unit covers three to four days of class time (suggested) and begins with an examination of the strengths, strategies and victory conditions of both sides during the Civil War. We then examine turning points, the final defeat of the Confederacy and the impact of Reconstruction. Time period: 1860 to 1870.
The Civil War unit contains three sections:
the First Shots Fired presentation takes us from Fort Sumter to Antietam
the Total War presentation covers Grant's rise and the final defeat of the South
the Reconstruction presentation looks at how we brought the South back into the Union
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