Witness the conflict between North and South and the South's eventual secession that led to a rush to arms, pitting countryman against countryman. This program utilizes exciting reenactments, artifacts, and interviews to explore key battles of the Civil War, life on the Northern and Southern home fronts, and the role of African Americans in the war. Concludes with the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the fall of the Confederacy.
Learn why the United States had a Civil War, learn about the battles of the war and its impact on the country that ultimately led to the freeing of the slaves and the abolition of slavery.
Ask the students what they think caused the Civil War. Discuss any ideas the students have for why the Southern states were united in wanting to leave the Union.