The Civil War & Reconstruction for Teachers: Professional Development

Updated March 19, 2022

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Take The Civil War and Reconstruction for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging history video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.

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American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century

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10 hours of educational videos

85 self-paced lessons

9 practice tests

Expert Contributor: Daniel Vermilya

8 chapters in The Civil War & Reconstruction for Teachers: Professional Development

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Check your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
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American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century Video  Take Quiz
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America's Demographic Changes in the Early 1800s Video  Take Quiz
Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline Video  Take Quiz
The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War Video  Take Quiz
Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared Video  Take Quiz
The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications Video  Take Quiz
Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition Video  Take Quiz
Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution Video  Take Quiz
Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States Video  Take Quiz
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President Lincoln's Cabinet: Members & Dynamics Video  Take Quiz
President Davis' Cabinet: Members & Dynamics Video  Take Quiz
Comparing the Union and Confederate Armies: Policies & Members Video  Take Quiz
The Anaconda Plan: Civil War Strategy Video  Take Quiz
General McClellan, the Army of Potomac & the Peninsula Campaign Video  Take Quiz
The Blockade and Blockade Runners During the Civil War: Definition & Purpose Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved Video  Take Quiz
The Fight for the Mississippi River in 1862: Summary & History Video  Take Quiz
The Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Fredericksburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance Video  Take Quiz
The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: The Emancipation Proclamation Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events Video  Take Quiz
Britain and France Respond to the American Civil War Video  Take Quiz
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Casualties of the Civil War: Statistics & Causes Video  Take Quiz
The Role of Women in the Civil War Video  Take Quiz
African Americans in the Civil War: History & Facts Video  Take Quiz
The Politics of War: Legislation & Executive Actions Video  Take Quiz
The Effect of War on Civilians in the United States: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy Video  Take Quiz
Civilian Reaction in the Confederacy to the War: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Chancellorsville: Summary & Outcome Video  Take Quiz
Battle of Gettysburg: Summary & Outcome Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: Letter from Gen. Robert E. Lee to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, 1863 Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson Video  Take Quiz
The Fight for Tennessee: Battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Knoxville Video  Take Quiz
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General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Charge: His Strategic Plan for Ending the War Video  Take Quiz
The Wilderness Campaign: Summary & Significance Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Spotsylvania: Summary & Significance Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Cold Harbor: Events & Significance Video  Take Quiz
The Siege of Petersburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance Video  Take Quiz
Shenandoah Valley Campaigns: Summary, Timeline & Significance Video  Take Quiz
General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: Summary & Significance Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: Richmond Daily Dispatch on August 30, 1864 Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Battle of Mobile Bay: Summary & Significance Video  Take Quiz
The Politics of 1864: President Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Nashville: Summary & Outcome Video  Take Quiz
Sherman's March to the Sea Video  Take Quiz
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President Lincoln's Legacy: Plans for a Reconstructed Union Video  Take Quiz
President Andrew Johnson: Attempts to Continue Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan Video  Take Quiz
The Radical Republican Plan for Reconstruction: The Reconstruction Acts & Civil Rights Act Video  Take Quiz
Reconstruction Acts of 1867: Definition & History Video  Take Quiz
The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Video  Take Quiz
Military Reconstruction Act: History & Summary Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: Passage of the 14th Amendment by the US Senate on June 9, 1866 Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Primary Source: Journal of the US Senate on June 22, 1866 Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress Video  Take Quiz
Reconstruction in the South: Positive & Negative Effects Video  Take Quiz
Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy Video  Take Quiz
The Redeemers: Definition & History Video  Take Quiz
The End of Reconstruction and the Election of 1876 Video  Take Quiz

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