Ch 40: FTCE Social Science: American Civil War

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Map out your strategy for the FTCE Social Science exam by including a detailed examination of the lessons in our American Civil War chapter. Rediscover why each side went to war, review the major battles and turning points and more.

FTCE Social Science: American Civil War - Chapter Summary

Revisit the battlefields at Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Bull Run in these video lessons as you review the events that led to and took place during the American Civil War. Prepare for the FTCE Social Science by reviewing the following material, all of which is incorporated into the lesson videos:

  • Events that led to the war, examination of both sides
  • The early days of the war beginning at Bull Run
  • Primary battles that took place in 1862
  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
  • Impact of the Civil War on daily life
  • Important battles and turning points
  • The last days of the Civil War

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7 Lessons in Chapter 40: FTCE Social Science: American Civil War
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Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

1. Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

Leaders on both sides thought of the Civil War that began with an attack on Ft. Sumter in 1861 would end quickly, but each side had numerous advantages that would enable both armies to prolong the war. Compare these advantages of the Northern and Southern sides and each side's ability to fight a longer, bloodier war than most had envisioned.

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

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

The Battle of Bull Run was the first substantial engagement of the Civil War. Learn about the battle, which resulted in some 5,000 casualties, the events that led to the skirmish, and the aftermath of the blood that was shed by both the North and the South during the first significant battle of the Civil War.

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

The Union's Anaconda Plan for the Civil War led to several key battles in 1862. Learn about the battle between the ironclads Monitor and Merrimac in the Battle of Hampton Roads, review the Battle of Shiloh, which led to the fall of New Orleans, and explore the setbacks in the Battle of Antietam.

The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy

4. The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy

On Jan. 1, 1863, more than three million slaves held mostly in southern states in America were freed by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Learn about the creation, context, legacy, and explore contemporary controversies of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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

The Civil War affected the lives of virtually every man, woman, and child living in America between April 1861 and April 1865. Learn about the impacts of the Civil War on the economies of the North and South, and discover the roles that women played during the war, and how the war transformed entire communities.

Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg

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

Three battles in 1863 were turning points in the Civil War. Learn how the battles at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg during the third year of the war and explore the decisions of generals on both sides.

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

Learn how the Civil War ended and how General Ulysses S. Grant began the march toward Richmond, Va. Explore General Grant's successes and failures in the battles of 1864, and how President Abraham Lincoln resisted calls to replace Grant.

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