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Use online videos to study the causes and results of the American Civil War. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these online American History videos entitled The American Civil War to study the North and the South before the war and the causes for the American Civil War.

Learn about the Civil War, the bloody conflict that was fought from Fort Sumter to Appomattox for the preservation of the Union. Use these 4 online educational videos to understand the bloody conflict that was fought for the preservation of the Union. These videos examine the philosophical and economic clashes between North and South in the decades before the war. Follow the war from Fort Sumter to Appomattox. Learn about the Emancipation Proclamation and the bitter post-war period, when freed slaves fought for a place in American society.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the political, economic, and societal differences between the North and South that caused tensions to build in the decades before the Civil War.
  • Gain insight to the political debates over slavery that led to the formation of the Confederate States of America.
  • Survey the major events and battles of the Civil War, from the firing on Fort Sumter by Southern troops to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, culminating in the preservation of the Union.
  • Understand how the abolitionist movement and President Abraham Lincoln's strong leadership impacted the Union, and trace the repercussions of the Civil War and its aftermath for newly freed slaves, white Southerners, and northern industry.
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