THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865          NOTE: HOMEWORK DUE 4/10, 11 (NOT 4/8, 9)

March 24- April 11, 2014

 

INTRODUCTION

            The Civil War was one of the most important events in United States history. After the election of Abraham Lincoln, eleven states seceded and became the Confederate States of America. More than three million men fought in the Civil War. This war, which lasted from 1861 until 1865, had a death toll of more than 600,000.  The Civil War, also known as the War Between the States,  was fought over thousands of miles. As a result of the war, the Union was preserved and several amendments were added to the Constitution regarding rights for African Americans.  The Reconstruction period which followed put the nation back together, but resulted in divisive issues that we have spent many years since trying to reconcile.

 

UNIT GOALS:

  1. Students will analyze and understand various causes of the Civil War.
  2. Students will practice reading, interpreting and analyzing primary source documents.
  3. Students will practice interpreting history from specific and/or neutral viewpoints.
  4. Students will examine the roles women played in the Civil War.
  5. Students will analyze the daily life of a soldier in the Union Army.

 

UNIT ASSIGNMENTS:

1.    Actively participate in class activities. You will receive grades for class participation.

2.    Read the following section of your textbook and answer the assigned questions. Your TYPED assignment is due at the beginning of class on Tues. April 1st for SS 1, 2, 3 and Wed. April 2nd for SS 4, 5.  Remember to TTQA.

·         Read Chapter 15 Section 1 (pages 512-517) and answer the following questions:

1.    Why was Maryland placed under martial law?

2.    What were the advantages of the South?

3.    What were the advantages of the North?

4.    What were the strategies of the South?

5.    What were the strategies of the North?

·         Read Chapter 15 Section 3 (pages 524-527) and answer the following questions on page 527:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b.

3. Read the following section of your textbook and answer the assigned questions. Your TYPED assignment is due at the beginning of class on Tues. April 8th for SS 1, 2, 3 and Wed. April 9th  for SS 4, 5.

·         Read Chapter 15 Section 4 (pages 528-532). Identify and the explain the following people/terms and how they apply to the Civil War:

1.    copperheads

2.    habeas corpus

3.    military draft- “a poor man’s fight”

4.    Clara Barton

5.    Blockade

6.    Dorothea Dix

7.    Elizabeth Blackwell

·         Read Chapter 15 Section 5 (pages 533-535) and answer the following question.

8.    Why are the battles at Gettysburg and Vicksburg considered a turning point in the war?

4.    Be ready for a unit test on Thurs. April 10th for SS 1 and 3 and Fri. April 11th for SS 2, 4, 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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