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Ch 43: 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

Test your memory and evaluate your progress through the lesson material by completing the lesson quizzes and chapter test. Each of the quizzes contains links that connect them to specific points in the lesson, so that you can refer back to the video should the need arise. Ready access to instructors and subject-area experts makes getting help a simple matter, and the dashboard provides a convenient and well-designed place to store your work and stay on track.

7 Lessons in Chapter 43: 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

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.

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