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GACE Early Childhood Education: The American Civil War - Chapter Summary
Use these lessons to refresh your understanding of the American Civil War, significant leaders, battles, and life in America after the war. These lessons and quizzes will help you with the following topics on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam:
- Precursors of war, including tension over slavery and John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry
- Abraham Lincoln's election and the secession of the southern states
- The abolitionist movement
- The start of the war and turning points, including Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea
- How the war impacted the economy and daily life on both sides
- The Reconstruction amendments to the U.S. Constitution
- African-Americans during Reconstruction
- Southern life after the Civil War
Our instructors will guide you through this review of the Civil War. Our format lets you study on a computer or mobile device, and you can proceed through the lessons as your schedule permits.
Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: The American Civil War Chapter
The GACE Early Childhood Education exam is required of anyone who wants certification to teach pre-k through grade 5 in Georgia. The exam contains two tests, and the material explored in this chapter is in the social studies subarea on test I. The social studies subarea comprises 25% of test I's total content.
All questions in this part of the GACE Early Childhood Education exam are multiple-choice. Some require you to read a passage, and then answer several related questions, while others stand alone. The quizzes that accompany our lessons offer experience in answering multiple-choice questions on a computer as well as letting you assess your knowledge of the subject matter.
1. Uncle Tom's Cabin and Tension Over Slavery in the 1850s
Uncle Tom's Cabin captured the plight of slaves in the 1850s like no other book. The novel, coupled with the Missouri Compromise and the Fugitive Slave Act, served to further strain the country, which was at a breaking point over the issue of slavery. This lesson details these events.
2. John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry: Fighting Slavery
John Brown was a man of strong convictions - so strong that he was willing to fight, to kill, and to die for them. These abolitionist beliefs led him from Kansas to Virginia, where he would pay the ultimate price. This lesson tells that story.
3. Lincoln's Election, Southern Secession & the New Confederacy
Learn about how Abraham Lincoln's election in the contentious 1860 presidential race set off a domino effect leading to the secession of South Carolina and six other states and the formation of the Confederate States of America.
4. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery
The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.
5. The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War
South Carolina's attack on a U.S. military outpost triggered the American Civil War. Learn more about the Battle of Fort Sumter and the consequences of the fort's surrender to the Confederacy.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: Summary & Significance
In this lesson, we will discuss General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, which took place throughout the spring and summer of 1864. During this campaign, Union troops under General Sherman marched south from Tennessee and eventually captured the Confederate city of Atlanta.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Between 1865 and 1870, during the historical era known as Reconstruction, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified to establish political equality for all Americans. Together, they are known as the Reconstruction Amendments.
12. Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy
The era in U.S. history known as Reconstruction presented many new opportunities to African Americans, especially in the South. For the first time, freedmen were free to pursue economic independence, education, religion and politics. These pursuits are embodied in the accomplishments of four men: Alonzo Herndon, Booker T. Washington, Jonathan Gibbs and Hiram Revels.
13. Life in the South After the Civil War
Following the Civil War, the era of Reconstruction was a difficult time for Southerners. Their land was destroyed, their political institutions were overrun by outsiders, the economy was in transition and their society was in upheaval. It was in this climate that the Ku Klux Klan was born and the Redeemers sought to reestablish the Old South.
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Other chapters within the GACE Early Childhood Education (501): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language & Literacy Skills
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Writing Skills
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Speaking & Listening
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Instructional Pedagogy
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Resources & Technology
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Assessment Strategies & Types
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Basic Social Studies
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Native Americans & the Colonies
- GACE Early Childhood Education: The American Revolution
- GACE Early Childhood Education: American Expansionism
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Industrialization, Imperialism & Immigration
- GACE Early Childhood Education: World War I
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Roaring 20s & The Great Depression
- GACE Early Childhood Education: World War II
- GACE Early Childhood Education: The Cold War
- GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Geography
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Government, Civics & Economics
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Numbers & Number Sense
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Decimals & Fractions
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Measurement & Data
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Geometry
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Earth Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Physical Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Life Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Social Influences on Health
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Arts Education
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