Time Period 5: The Civil War
Photo above is of Jennie Hodgers (left) who enlisted in the Union army as Albert Cashier, Atlanta after Sherman's March to the Sea, and Loreta Janeta Velazquez (right) they both dressed up as men to fight on opposite sides during the Civil War.
Read more: http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1993/spring/women-in-the-civil-war-1.html and http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/loreta-janeta-velazquez.html
Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist, Feminist and Gamechanger
Time Period 5 Review Video
Courtesy of Gilder Lehrman...see link underneath video...
Time Period 5: Timelines, Primary Sources & Essays
- Identity: How did migration to the United States change popular ideas of American Identity and citizenship as well as regional and racial identities? How did the conflicts that led to the Civil War change popular ideas about national, regional, and racial identities throughout this period?
- Work, Exchange & Technology: How did the maturing of northern manufacturing and the adherence of the South to an agricultural economy change the national economic system by 1877?
- Peopling: How did the growth of mass migration to the United States and the railroad affect settlement patterns in cities and the West?
- Politics & Power: Why did attempts at compromise before the war fail to prevent the conflict? To what extent, and in what ways, did the Civil War and Reconstruction transform American political and social relationships?
- America in the World: How was the American conflict over slavery part of larger global events?
- Environment & Geography: How did the end of slavery and technological and military developments transform the environment and settlement patterns in the South and the West?
- Ideas, Beliefs & Culture: How did the doctrine of Manifest Destiny affect debates over territorial expansionism and the Mexican War? How did the Civil War struggle shape Americans’ beliefs about equality, democracy, and national destiny?
Civil War Events - Levels of Thinking
Native Americans during the Civil War - http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/opinion/remember-the-sand-creek-massacre.html?referrer=&_r=0
Fall of the Alamo - see article below.
America & The World: Mexcian American War & President Polk - http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/prelude/jp_jp_and_the_mexican_war.html
Social Origins of Civil War
Economic Origins of the Civil War
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Political Origins of the Civil War
The Military and the Civil War
Background Reading - Civil War
Background Reading - Reconstruction