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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 14
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CIVIL WAR

South Carolina begins the war.  Explain her response to Lincoln's election and Lincoln's plan for Fort Sumpter.  What was the April Fool's Letter?  The war was fought in two main theaters of war.  Explain the objectives of both sides for both theaters.  Who won the majority of the battles in each theater? How did slavery end?  Explain the process from 1861-1865.  How could the South have won the war in 1861?  1862? 1863? 1864?  How was the Civil War a first of the modern wars?  How did Lincoln die? What are some questions surrounding this death?

 

TERMS TO CONSIDER

Thomas Jackson

George McClellan

U.S. Grant

Robert E. Lee

William T. Sherman

William H. Seward

 

MAPS TO CONSIDER

 http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html

Use the above link to fine Civil War Battle field maps.

Print a map, research the battle, and explain the battle using the map as a guide.

 

READINGS TO CONSIDER

 

SOAPS FOR BOTH
1. How are the two documents alike?
2. How do Lincoln and SC disagree?

 
 
 
 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776