Unit 1 Civil War and Reconstruction

To discover some incredible knowledge about the Civil War, I have captured much information from History.com's website below.  Please feel free to explore any and all in order to better understand the Causes, Course and Consequences of the American Civil War!

HISTORY.COM
The Civil War
In the spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including states’ rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War (1861-65). The election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 caused seven southern states to secede from the Union to form the Confederate States of America; four more joined them after the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Four years of brutal conflict were marked by historic battles at Bull Run (Manassas), Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, among others. The War Between the States, as the Civil War was also known, pitted neighbor against neighbor and in some cases, brother against brother. By the time it ended in Confederate surrender in 1865, the Civil War proved to be the costliest war ever fought on American soil, with some 620,000 of 2.4 million soldiers killed, millions more injured and the population and territory of the South devastated.

Extra Credit Opportunities:
Feel free to dive into the wonderful offerings of History.com.  As a reward, Mrs. Sampson offers Formative Extra Credit points.  Consult Mrs. Sampson or the Calendar to find out how many Formative Points are available for Readings and Videos.  This page may need revising from time to time as History.com changes/updates it's content.  Please advise Mrs. Sampson if a link is no longer connecting to it's proper location).  Enjoy!!
CREDITS:

(http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/american-civil-war-history)

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war



Extra Credit Opportunities:
Feel free to dive into the wonderful offerings of History.com.  As a reward, Mrs. Sampson offers Formative Extra Credit points.  Consult Mrs. Sampson or the Calendar to find out how many Formative Points are available for Readings and Videos.  This page may need revising from time to time as History.com changes/updates it's content.  Please advise Mrs. Sampson if a link is no longer connecting to it's proper location).  Enjoy!!

Additional Readings (complete Article review form):
For any of the links above, there are introductory articles on the page that you click. You may feel free to read that page and create an Article Review Form to include within your Interactive Binder.  If you continue exploring pages and read further articles, you must be sure to cite the page and the Title of the Article for credit.

Additional Videos (complete video review form):

For the following link from History.com, you may choose to complete a H-I-P-P-O Analysis for up to 10 photos for this unit.  Each will be worth 5 Formative Points.  
(Credit:  http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/american-civil-war-history/pictures)
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