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Grade 8 - Civil War

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"Many factors contributed to the Civil War. 
One caused it: slavery."
Ken Burns, Twitter post, 31 Oct. 2017

"The past is never dead. It's not even past." 
William Faulkner 1897-1962

"Allowing bad history to stand literally makes the public stupid about the past - today."
James W. Loewen, born 1942

General Online Resources    



American Civil War Online Resources

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Pathfinder Keywords
54th Massachusetts
Regiment
Davis, Jeffersonsaber
abolitionistsDouglass, Fredericksaboteur & spy
amputationEmancipation ProclamationSavannah
AntietamFarragut, Davidsecession
historiography Fort Sumtersemi-submersible
Appomattox Court HouseGettysburgsiege
artilleryGrant, Ulysses S.Shaw, Robert G.
Barton, ClaraHarper's FerrySherman, William T.
battalioninfantryShiloh
battleironcladslavery
blue & grayJackson, StonewallStowe, Harriet Beecher
Booth, John WilkesJohnny RebStuart, J.E.B.
Brady, MatthewLee, Robert E.Truth, Sojourner
Brown, JohnLincoln, AbrahamTubman, Harriet
Bull RunMcClellan, George B.Uncle Tom's Cabin
fugitive slave clause = "constitutional obligation" Missouri Compromiseracism
cavalryPickett, Georgeunconditional surrender
ChancellorsvilleplantationUnion
ChickamaugaregimentVicksburg
Colt & Remingtonrepublicwhite supremacy
ConfederacyRichmondYankees
three-fifths compromise
13th Amendment14th Amendment