The American Civil War 1861 to 1865 video

Video title: The Civil War 1861-1865

Use this Discovering American History video entitled The Civil War 1861 to 1865 to study the deadliest challenge to community and identity, a civil war. Learn how both sides began the war underestimating its seriousness, scope, and duration. Northern generals such as Grant and Sherman recognized the arrival of a more modern style warfare and fought accordingly. Discover how the entire American community went to war, except ironically the southern planter elite who had the largest stake in the outcome. Study how American men and women served in the military, helped out in many community support organizations, or fled to the Union lines, their lives changed dramatically. The North's advantage in population and industry finally proved too much for the South to withstand, although victory hung in the balance until nearly the very end of the conflict.

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  • The Causes of The Civil War. Learn about The Civil War 1861-1865. Follow the development of the United States from colonial days through the 1980's through the experiences of diverse communities of Americans.
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  • Learn how the Revolutionary and Constitutional period tested the ability of communities to keep their local identities while forging a national one.
  • Witness the struggle between national and sectional powers during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Examine how the weaknesses of local governments contributed to the growing power of national institutions during the Great Depression.
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