Lesson 3_ Civil War—Comparison of the Sections and Essential Battles

·         1860 – 1865 Quick Reference to the Civil War 3 pages

·         Watch for cause and effect. Look to see what happens between events. Do not assume anything. Let the events talk to you. One brain trick is to ask yourself: if the events you are seeing were a boxing match, what would you think?



Lesson 3 – Use its Learning Quizzes on Maps 1st

1.      Initial goals of the 2 sides; Great Britain and France

2.      Northern purposes for the blockade of the South

3.      Northern and Southern strengths and weaknesses for:

·         War—traits from the past still apply

·         Financing the war (collecting taxes, buying needed things, paying soldiers, paying for purchases)

4.      Legal Tender Act– North’s greenback, South’s inflation

5.      Draft, North and South (Wealthy pay for substitute)

6.      1862, Antietam (significance)

7.      1863, Emancipation Proclamation (where it applied)

8.      Medicine and nursing (female) and the Civil War – Example: Clara Barton (Later forms the Red Cross).

9.      1863, Gettysburg (significance)

10.  1863, Vicksburg (significance)

11.  1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea (significance)

12.  1864, Election of 1864 (significance on war continuing)

13.  1865, 13th Amendment passed

14.  1865, Appomattox (significance)

1865, Lincoln assassinated; Andrew Johnson













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