About This Chapter
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the events taking place during the last year of 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 defeat of the Confederate army
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources
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- 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 Defeat of the Confederate Army chapter exam.
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- 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.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an 1865 history unit of a standard Civil War and Reconstruction course. Topics covered include:
- Lee's last stand
- The fall of Richmond
- Lee's surrender at Appomattox
- The assassination of Lincoln
- The capture of Jefferson Davis
- Aftermath of the Civil War
1. The Last 100 Days of the Civil War: Goals & Actions
As the new year of 1865 dawned, the North and South had been at war for nearly four years, but the last days of the Civil War were fast approaching. In this lesson, we will explore some of the events of those last days.
2. The Fall of Richmond: The Capital of the Confederacy
In this lesson, we will examine the fall of Richmond in early April of 1865. We will learn why Richmond was a key city for both the Union and the Confederacy, and we will explore the details of its evacuation and occupation.
3. General Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: Terms & Conditions
In this lesson, we will explore the events leading up to Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865.
4. The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: Facts, Failed Plots & Motivation
This lesson will explore the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. We will discuss the plots against Lincoln's life, the motivation of his assassin, and the murderous attack on April 14, 1865, that deprived a man of his life and a country of its president.
5. The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline
Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War did not end when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. It actually continued for over two months. In this lesson, we will examine the final days of the Civil War.
6. The Costs of the Civil War: Human, Economic & Cultural
This lesson will explore the costs of the Civil War. We will examine the economic costs of the four-year conflict; its cultural costs, especially in the South; and its human costs, particularly casualties and veterans' post-war experiences.
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Other chapters within the The Civil War and Reconstruction: Help and Review course
- 19th Century America: Help and Review
- The Slavery Debate of the 1800s: Help and Review
- Political Unrest in 1860: Help and Review
- Causes of the Civil War: Help and Review
- War Campaign Strategies in 1862: Help and Review
- Civil War Events of 1863: Help and Review
- The Build Up to the War's End: Help and Review
- Reconstruction and Social Reforms: Help and Review