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Ch 22: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: The American Civil War

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Study this chapter and review the events of the American Civil War as you anticipate taking the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies examination for teacher certification. Take several quizzes after watching the corresponding online videos.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: The American Civil War - Chapter Summary

These video lessons provide information about the battles and events that preceded the Civil War's start and end, and they look at the war's effects on the lives of American citizens. The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's election, and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments are highlighted in some of the chapter's videos. You can also explore the challenges of the Reconstruction era as you get ready for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies examination. Your completion of this chapter could result in your renewed ability to:

  • Discuss the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850
  • Explain the events that led to the Southern secession and the surrender at Fort Sumter
  • Describe the Civil War's ramifications for the American economy
  • Detail the war's turning points
  • Summarize the Gettysburg Address
  • Express knowledge of the march of General Grant to Richmond and General Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Discuss Lincoln's assassination and the Reconstruction amendments
  • Outline the successes, failures and effects of the Reconstruction period

Revisiting these topics in preparation for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies examination will help you recall the subjects you studied in high school and college. The credentialed instructors have the knowledge and expertise required to preside over the lessons, which are animated and brief. Watch with a laptop or tablet, utilize the convenient play and pause features, raise the volume and switch to a full-screen whenever necessary.

13 Lessons in Chapter 22: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: The American Civil War
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Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

1. Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

In 1819, Missouri applied for statehood, threatening to tip the balance of senatorial power in favor of the slave states. Find out how Henry Clay resolved the matter for the next 30 years.

President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

2. President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

Following President Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore took office. He supported the Compromise of 1850 that added new states from the Mexican cession and attempted to resolve long-standing controversies over slavery.

Lincoln's Election, Southern Secession & the New Confederacy

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.

The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War

4. 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.

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.

Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis

7. 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.

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.

The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

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.

Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures

12. Reconstruction Period: Goals, Success and Failures

Reconstruction of the South following the American Civil War lasted from 1865-1877 under three presidents. It wasn't welcomed by Southerners, and there were many problems throughout this process. But, was it successful?

Reconstruction in the South: Positive & Negative Effects

13. Reconstruction in the South: Positive & Negative Effects

In this lesson, we'll explore the positive and negative effects of Reconstruction on the people of the South. We'll look at rights and opportunities for African Americans, economic growth, resentment and violence, and the sharecropping system.

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