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Ch 11: American Civil War: Tutoring Solution

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The American Civil War chapter of this High School U.S. History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the Civil War of 1861-1865. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the American Civil War required in a typical high school U.S. history course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school U.S. history work.
  • Identify the Civil War concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our high school U.S. history tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the American Civil War and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the First Battle of Bull Run, the Emancipation Proclamation, the March toward Richmond, or any other Civil War topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
  • Prefer learning history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their American Civil War unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in high school U.S. history
  • Don't have access to their history teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare the advantages of the North and the South during the Civil War.
  • Examine the First Battle of Bull Run.
  • Discuss key Civil War battles of 1862.
  • Learn about the Emancipation Proclamation and its legacy.
  • Explain how the Civil War affected everyday life and the economy.
  • Take a look at the turning points of the Civil War.
  • Describe the end of the Civil War.
  • Discuss Sherman's March to the Sea.
  • Learn about Lincoln's assassination and Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

13 Lessons in Chapter 11: American Civil War: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

1. Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, both the North and South believed the conflict would be over quickly. But advantages for both the Confederacy and the Union meant a prolonged war between the states. In this lesson, discover some of the advantages that the North and South had.

The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed

2. The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed

Three months after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Northern troops attacked Southern forces near the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. The first Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major engagement of the Civil War and a terrifying defeat for the Union spectators who came to watch.

Key Civil War Battles in 1862: Monitor and Merrimac, Antietam, New Orleans & Shiloh

3. Key Civil War Battles in 1862: Monitor and Merrimac, Antietam, New Orleans & Shiloh

In 1862, the Union put its Anaconda Plan into action, resulting in several critical events: the Peninsular Campaign, the Battle of Hampton Roads between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia (Merrimack), the Battle of Shiloh, the capture of New Orleans, and the Battle of Antietam.

The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy

4. The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. More than three million slaves in the South were freed, but the move was not without its critics, both then and now.

How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South

5. How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South

With the strongest and most productive demographic of society away fighting in the Civil War, the task of running homes, communities, and the nation fell to those who stayed behind. The war on the home front changed their lives forever.

Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg

6. Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg

In 1863, three events proved to be turning points for the American Civil War: the Battle of Chancellorsville, the Battle of Gettysburg and the Siege of Vicksburg. Learn about these Civil War turning points in this lesson.

End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond

7. End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond

President Lincoln took a gamble and named Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Union army. They devised a plan to finally take Richmond and win the war in 1864. In this lesson, learn about General Grant's controversial tactics.

Sherman's March to the Sea

8. Sherman's March to the Sea

In 1864, General William T. Sherman began his Atlanta campaign. His success assured Lincoln's re-election in 1864. Sherman then began his destructive March to the Sea in order to capture Savannah.

Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

9. Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

Two of the most eventful weeks in American history took place between April 1 and April 15, 1865, during which Richmond (the capital of the Confederacy) fell, General Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse and President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Appomattox Courthouse Surrender: History & Facts

10. Appomattox Courthouse Surrender: History & Facts

This lesson explains the importance of the Appomattox Court House in Virginia during the Civil War. Learn more about the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, which led to the end of the battle between the Union and Confederate armies.

Battle of Hampton Roads: Map, Significance & Summary

11. Battle of Hampton Roads: Map, Significance & Summary

The Battle of Hampton Roads was an inconclusive naval fight that took place on March 9, 1862, off the coast of Virginia, between the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor. Learn about this battle and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Hiram Revels: History & Biography

12. Hiram Revels: History & Biography

This lesson discusses Hiram Revels, the first African American member of the United States Senate. Learn more about Revels and his work as a politician, minister, and educator, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Texas in the Civil War: Battles & Soldiers

13. Texas in the Civil War: Battles & Soldiers

Texas was one of the states to secede from the Union during the Civil War, but its experiences were unique amongst the Southern States. In this lesson, we'll talk about Texas' role in this war and explore some major battles.

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