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Ch 11: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: American Civil War

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Look over this chapter to refresh your knowledge of important aspects of the American Civil War, from southern secession to Lincoln's assassination. Studying these lessons can help you prepare for the American history questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: American Civil War - Chapter Summary

You may use this chapter to review key events of the American Civil War as part of your studies for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. The lessons will cover Lincoln's election, the Emancipation Proclamation, the economic impact of the Civil War and much more. Upon completion of this thorough review you should be able to:

  • Explain details about the new Confederacy and southern secession
  • Discuss the assassination of Lincoln and the surrender of Lee
  • Define sectionalism and explain its historical impact
  • Identify causes of the Civil War and its effects on the country
  • Name the major American Civil War battles and when they occurred

You will be led through these lessons by expert instructors whose aim is to explain the history of the American Civil War in a clear and concise manner. After you study each lesson, you can test how well you understand and remember what you've reviewed by taking the accompanying practice quiz. There is also a cumulative exam you may take after studying the whole chapter to get a better feel for how well you understand the entirety of the chapter's content.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: American Civil War
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Lincoln's Election, Southern Secession & the New Confederacy

1. 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.

Sectionalism in U.S. History: Definition & Conflict

2. Sectionalism in U.S. History: Definition & Conflict

How did the United States end up in a bloody civil war? In this lesson, we are going to explore the rising sectionalism that divided the nation in almost every way possible across the 40 years leading up to the Civil War.

The American Civil War: Causes & Impacts

3. The American Civil War: Causes & Impacts

There were many political, economic, and social factors that led to the Civil War. In this lesson, we'll explore the causes of this war and its impact on the country.

Major American Civil War Battles: Timeline & Sites

4. Major American Civil War Battles: Timeline & Sites

In this lesson we will learn about major Civil War battles. We will identify their locations and dates, and highlight the central themes and developments associated with them.

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.

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

7. 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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