Ch 42: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: American Civil War

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Use these lessons to review information on battles and U.S. life during the Civil War. Our videos and quiz questions will help you correctly answer questions related to the American Civil War on the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: American Civil War - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons look at the key events of the U.S. Civil War, including how the war started, battles and political events. Our videos and quizzes will help you handle OAE Integrated Social Studies exam questions on the following:

  • Advantages of the North and the South
  • Key battles
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • The war's impact on the economy
  • Turning points of the war
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Lincoln's assassination and Lee's surrender

You can review these lessons on a computer or mobile device, anytime you have a few minutes to devote to study. Each lesson includes a written transcript so you can read along with the instructor. Some transcripts include links to text lessons that include more information.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: American Civil War Chapter Objectives

The OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam assesses your knowledge of history, government, economics and geography and is one of the requirements for Ohio certification to teach social studies in grades 7-12. The exam contains five content areas, or domains. The questions on the material this chapter covers are in the domain on U.S. history, which makes up 25% of the exam's total scoring.

All the questions on the OAE - Integrated Social Studies test are multiple choice, and the exam is computer delivered, like the quizzes included with each of our lessons. In addition to giving you experience in answering questions in this format, these quizzes offer an opportunity to assess your knowledge prior to taking the test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 42: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: 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 Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts

4. The Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts

Second Battle of Bull Run was fought on August 28 and 29, 1862. It was a major Confederate victory that gave Robert E. Lee the momentum necessary to push north into Northern terrritory. There were over 22,000 combined casualties during the battle.

The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy

5. 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

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.

Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg

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.

End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond

8. 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.

Sherman's March to the Sea

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.

Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

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.

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