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American Civil War

American Civil War was a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and 11 Southern states, the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy), who had declared their secession from the U.S. It lasted from 1861 to 1865, and the primary causes of the war were state rights, slavery and its expansion into newly acquired territories after the Mexican War. The civil war ended slavery in the U.S. and decisively changed the social, racial, political and economic landscape of the U.S.
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American Civil War, 1861-1865
Grade: 5 - 12
Lesson on the American Civil War for kids (1861-1865).
10:00
 

The U.S. Civil War in Ten Minutes
Grade: 5 - 12
The video covers the basic causes and facts about the role of the government as it related to the American Civil War.
10:20
 

American Civil War
Grade: 5 - 12
American Civil War 1861-1865 Songs: 1. A life on a Vicksburg bluff 2. To Canaan 3. Union Dixie 4. Army of the Free 5. Battle Hymn of the Republic 6. Dixie
10:10
 

Sectionalism - A Review
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about American Civil War - A brief review of Sectionalism and how it helped to cause the Civil War.
10:25
 

Civil War - A Review
Grade: 5 - 12
A quick test review based on Civil War study guide.
9:00
 

Causes of the American Civil War
Grade: 5 - 12
A podcast that explores the events between December 12th and 18th 1860.
4:25
 

American Civil War History - part 1
Grade: 5 - 12
Dramatization of important military events and imagery of the places where they occurred during American Civil War.
4:45
 

American Civil War History - part 2
Grade: 5 - 12
6:50
 

American Civil War History - part 3
Grade: 5 - 12
5:30
 

Lincoln's Proclamation
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about Lincoln's proclamation. Lincoln acts on his lifelong conviction that slavery and democracy cannot co-exist, and declares all slaves to be free.
3:20
 

Union And Confederate Strengths
Grade: 5 - 12
The presentation examines the advantages and strengths of both the Unionists and the Confederates at the end of the Civil War.
2:40
 

Post-Civil War America
Grade: 5 - 12
Learn about post civil war situation; Southern Reconstruction, 1865-1877
9:50
 

Civil War 1861-1865, Photos from the Frontline
Grade: 5 - 12
A selection of photographs and songs from the period to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the America's bloodiest war, 150 years later.
7:40
 

Civil War Reenacting Photos
Grade: 5 - 12
American Civil War for kids - Reenacting Photos
8:55
 

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