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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- What was the number of Civil War casualties?
- What was the role of women in the Civil War?
- How were African Americans involved in the Civil War?
- What executive and legislative actions supported the war?
- What were the effects of the war on civilians?
- How did the Battle of Stones River end?
- What were the consequences of the Battle of Chancellorsvile?
- What was the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg?
- What is the story of the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson?
- How did the battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Knoxville affect the progress of the Civil War?
1. Casualties of the Civil War: Statistics & Causes
In this lesson, we will discuss the casualties of the Civil War. We will begin by taking a look at a few statistics before examining common causes of death and wounds, and learning about battlefield medicine and treatment of prisoners of war.
2. The Role of Women in the Civil War
In this lesson, we will explore some of the roles women played in the American Civil War. We will see how northern and southern women worked hard to supply the soldiers and take care of their homes. We will also meet women who served as nurses, spies and even soldiers.
3. African Americans in the Civil War: History & Facts
In this lesson, we will explore the experiences of African Americans during the Civil War. Some of them were slaves; others were free. Some were 'contraband' runaways; others were soldiers. Together, they contributed greatly to Civil War history.
4. The Politics of War: Legislation & Executive Actions
This lesson will explore the laws and executive actions the U.S. and Confederate governments used to support the war effort. We will also discuss the prisoner exchange system and the political opposition to the war on both sides.
5. The Effect of War on Civilians in the United States: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy
In this lesson, we will study the effects of the Civil War on the Union home front. We will see how civilians faced war-related challenges in their families and communities as well as in the economic and political realms.
6. Civilian Reaction in the Confederacy to the War: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy
In this lesson, we will study the Confederate home front. We will examine how the Civil War affected the South's government, economy, and social fabric, and we will see how the Southerners faced destruction and displacement throughout the war.
7. The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome
This lesson will describe the Battle of Stones River or Murfreesboro, which took place on December 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863. We will examine the events and plans that led up to the battle, its progress, and its outcome.
8. The Battle of Chancellorsville: Summary & Outcome
In this lesson, we will explore the Battle of Chancellorsville. We will focus especially on the plans and goals of the Union and the Confederacy and the execution and outcome of the battle.
9. Battle of Gettysburg: Summary & Outcome
In this lesson, we will study the famous 3-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We will briefly examine the battle's beginnings, each of its three days, and its aftermath.
10. Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson
In this lesson, we will hear the story of the fall of Vicksburg and the capture of Port Hudson. Vicksburg and Port Hudson were Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River, and as we shall see, the Union had a difficult time bringing them under federal control.
11. The Fight for Tennessee: Battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Knoxville
In this lesson, we will discuss the military campaign in Tennessee, including the battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. We will also see how the progress of the Civil War was affected by this important campaign.
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- Causes of the Civil War: Help and Review
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- The Build Up to the War's End: Help and Review
- The Defeat of the Confederate Army: Help and Review
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