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Published on February 18, 2008

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Slide1:  Who: American citizens The American Civil War 1861-1865 What: A war between members of the same group or country When: 1861-1865 Where: The United States of America Why: Some states disagreed with the American government about the issue of slavery, and they wanted to be their own country. Slide3:  The Union States Also called: *The North *The Yankees Army led by: Soldiers’ Uniform: Ulysses S. Grant Blue Political views: Did not agree with slavery Slide4:  Confederate States Also called: *The South *The Rebels Army led by: Robert E. Lee Political views: Wanted to continue slavery Soldiers’ Uniform: Grey Slide5:  Important People Abraham Lincoln: The President of the United States during the time of the Civil War. He wanted to abolish, or end, slavery. Harriet Tubman: Created the “Underground Railroad” for the slaves to use to escape to the north. Slide6:  Throughout this unit you will read a variety of selections that relate to the Civil War. Here is a preview of the unit selections… Slide7:  “Half Slave and Half Free” In this photobiography, Abraham Lincoln struggles with the question of personal rights versus states’ rights in his fight to end slavery. Slide8:  “Carrying the Running Aways” In this folktale, a courageous slave rows numerous others across the Ohio River to freedom. Slide9:  “So I Became a Soldier” This nonfiction selection illustrates how many boys from the North and South enthusiastically enlist as soldiers after the battle at Fort Sumter. Slide10:  “Charley Skedaddle” In this historical fiction selection, a twelve-year-old boy gets swept up in the frenzy of war, then must deal with the consequences of his actions. Slide11:  “The Siege of Vicksburg” In this historical fiction selection, a young woman and her friends are trapped in a basement tunnel as the Siege of Vicksburg rages around them. Slide12:  “Under Siege” These excerpts from the diary of a Union woman detail the terror of the besieged residents of Vicksburg. Slide13:  “Emancipation” In this nonfiction selection, the reactions of the freed slaves emphasize the invaluable importance of freedom. Slide14:  “The Gettysburg Address” In this immortal speech, Abraham Lincoln pays tribute to the soldiers at Gettysburg and the noble cause for which they gave their lives. Slide15:  Partner Activity *Think about what you know about war. *With your partner, create a circle map that contains everything that you know about war. War *Be sure to Include a frame of reference.

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