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Ch 7: The Build Up to the War's End: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Build Up to the War's End chapter of this Civil War and Reconstruction Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the shifting tide of war. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn about the build up to the war's end.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Civil War and Reconstruction history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this era of American history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the military campaigns that helped bring about an end to the war
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the build up to the war's end
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Build Up to the War's End chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Build Up to the War's End chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the build up to the war's end. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an 1864 history unit of a standard Civil War and Reconstruction course. Topics covered include:

  • General Grant's plan for ending the war
  • Significance of the Overland Campaign
  • The Battle of Spotsylvania
  • The Battle of Cold Harbor
  • The siege of Petersburg
  • The Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • Sherman's march to the sea
  • The Battle of Mobile Bay
  • Lincoln's re-election
  • The Battle of Nashville

12 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Build Up to the War's End: Help and Review
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General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Charge: His Strategic Plan for Ending the War

1. General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Charge: His Strategic Plan for Ending the War

In this lesson, we will learn about the promotion of Union General Ulysses S. Grant to the prestigious rank of Lieutenant General. We will also study Grant's plan to end the Civil War.

The Wilderness Campaign: Summary & Significance

2. The Wilderness Campaign: Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we will study General Ulysses S. Grant's Wilderness Campaign in Northern Virginia. We will focus especially on the Battle of the Wilderness, which pitted Grant's forces against General Robert E. Lee's Confederate army.

The Battle of Spotsylvania: Summary & Significance

3. The Battle of Spotsylvania: Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we will study the Battle of Spotsylvania, a 12-day battle between the Union army under General Ulysses S. Grant and the Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee.

The Battle of Cold Harbor: Events & Significance

4. The Battle of Cold Harbor: Events & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the Battle of Cold Harbor. At this little Virginia town, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant clashed with Confederate troops under General Robert E. Lee.

The Siege of Petersburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance

5. The Siege of Petersburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance

In this lesson, we will explore the Siege of Petersburg, which lasted 10 months. Union troops under General Grant set up fortifications outside Petersburg, Virginia, while Confederate troops, commanded by General Lee, holed up inside the town.

Shenandoah Valley Campaigns: Summary, Timeline & Significance

6. Shenandoah Valley Campaigns: Summary, Timeline & Significance

Virginia's Shenandoah Valley became a battleground more than once during the Civil War. In this lesson, we will explore the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1862 and 1864.

General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: Summary & Significance

7. 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.

The Battle of Mobile Bay: Summary & Significance

8. The Battle of Mobile Bay: Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we will explore the events and outcome of the 1864 naval battle at Mobile Bay, Alabama, that pitted Admiral David Farragut's Union navy against Admiral Franklin Buchanan's Confederate ships.

The Politics of 1864: President Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected

9. The Politics of 1864: President Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected

In this lesson, we will explore the turbulent political landscape of 1864, focusing especially on that year's presidential campaign that pitted incumbent Abraham Lincoln against General George McClellan.

The Battle of Nashville: Summary & Outcome

10. The Battle of Nashville: Summary & Outcome

In this lesson, we will examine the Battle of Nashville, which took place on December 15 and 16, 1864. This battle was between the Union soldiers under General George H. Thomas and the Confederate forces commanded by General John Bell Hood.

Sherman's March to the Sea

11. 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.

Admiral David Farragut: Civil War Facts & Biography

12. Admiral David Farragut: Civil War Facts & Biography

David Farragut was one of the most important and longest serving officers in U.S. naval history. He led Union fleets against Confederate forces during the American Civil War, achieving numerous important victories.

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