Daily Life During The War
Chapter 16 Section 4
The War In The East
Chapter 16 Section 2
The Tide of War Turns
Chapter 16 Section 5
Resources To Teach Kids About The American Civil War
The War In The West
Chapter 16 Section 3
The Nation Divides
Chapter 15 Section 4
Trouble In Kansas
Chapter 15 Section 2
Forces on both sides of the Free/Slave state issue, were focusing on Kansas. Compromises that were intended to keep the peace were now boiling up into violence. Presidential politics were clearly focused around the issue of slavery. A railroad through the West to the Pacific Ocean would create conflict as both the North & South wanted it in their region. The Kansas Nebraska Act incited abolitionists in the North as protests broke out. Two legislatures were voted in as one was supported by Missourians who had crossed over into Kansas just to support slavery. Slavery supporters attacked and sacked the city of Lawrence burning buildings killing one person. John Brown, a New England Abolitionist, traveled to Kansas and began to fight fire with fire. He led attacks against slavery supporters. The fighting spilled dover into Congress as one senator attacked another in the Senate.
The War Begins
Chapter 16 Section 1
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Chapter 15 Section 3
A case lands in the Supreme Court dealing with a slave suing for his freedom, Dred Scott, turns the country on its head and brings the issue of slavery front and center again.
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a. Pictures, battle maps, infographics and a large amount of information on the American Civil War.
2. Civil War Hollywood Movies
a. Hollywood movies and documentaries about the American Civil War.
a. This site allows kids to study different aspects of the American Civil War: Civil War History by State, Civil War Soldiers and Military Organization, States Rights and Secession, Causes of the Civil War, Civil War Weapons & Technology, Slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Union & Confederate Warfare, Reconstruction, Casualties & Killed, Turning Points.
3. A History of Illinois In The Civil War
4. The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns PBS
5. The History Channel.com: The American Civil War
6. Civil War and Reconstruction
7. Son of the South: Civil War Links
8. The Civil War Home Page
9. Medicine In The American Civil War
The Debate Over Slavery
Chapter 15 Section 1
In this section, kids will learn about how new lands would ignite conflicts over slavery again in the United States. Sectionalism is the concept of self interest in different sections of the country being different. The Compromise of 1850would calm the storm briefly, but the momentum against slavery in the North was stoked by writings such as Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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