The Civil War Starts

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The start of warfare between the north and the south

Student Application

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the major political and economic differences between the North and the South at the time leading up to the Civil War. The Northern states were primarily industrial, wanted a strong federal government, and did not have slavery. The Southern states were primarily agricultural, wanted strong state governments, and had slavery. ...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    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.

  2. After viewing the video

    1. Show a map of the United States and point out which stat...

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