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Famous Addresses of the American Civil War - Chapter Summary
These lessons examine the inaugural speeches of two presidents, each on the opposing side in a bloody and terrible war, and the dedication speech that President Lincoln made on the battlefield at Gettysburg. Powerful, persuasive and poetic, these addresses stand as testaments to the stature of the men who made them. As you work through this chapter, you will:
- Examine and explain Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address
- Review the purpose and meaning of Lincoln's second inaugural address
- Explain and evaluate the Gettysburg Address
- Analyze Jefferson Davis' inaugural address
These short lessons provide comprehensive and well-developed information in small, easy doses. Lively, bright writing and skillful presentation hold your interest, and the short quizzes and chapter test allow you to check your retention and mastery of the subject matter. The convenient online platform gives total freedom to schedule study sessions any time, and our instructors are happy to assist if help is needed.
1. Lincoln's First Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis
Abraham Lincoln became president at a time when the United States looked sure to split apart over the issue of slavery. Learn more about what he said about this problem in his First Inaugural Speech and why he hoped that it would help keep the country from descending into a civil war.
2. Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: Themes & Purpose
In this lesson, we will explore the context, themes, and purposes of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address. We will see how Lincoln's speech answered three important questions that were on the minds of his listeners.
3. Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis
This lesson discusses the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. Learn more about what Abraham Lincoln's speech means and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Jefferson Davis' Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis
Learn about how Jefferson Davis's views on liberty, equality, government, and union compared to the beliefs of Abraham Lincoln as expressed in their various public addresses during the Civil War.
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- Westward Expansion in America
- Sectionalism in the U.S.
- The American Civil War Era
- Significant Civil War Era Figures
- The Reconstruction Era After the American Civil War
- American Geography Overview
- History of American Immigration
- Defining American Culture
- History of American Arts
- Principles of American Government
- Origin of Self-Government
- U.S. Supreme Court Cases & Decisions
- American Citizenship Overview
- American Political Parties & Interest Groups
- American Leadership & Contributions
- History of American Economics
- Impact of Science & Technology on American Society
- Social Studies Skills
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- STAAR Social Studies - Grade 8 Flashcards