This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The American Civil War The 54th Massachusetts Regiment. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
In January 1863, Secretary of War Stanton finally gave John Andrew, the abolitionist governor of Massachusetts, authorization to form regiments that could “include persons of African descent. . .” The governor had long been an advocate of raising black regiments from the free black population. Like most abolitionists, he felt the surest path to citizenship for black Americans was for them to be allowed to fight and die for their freedom and their country.
From the beginning of the Civil War, President Lincoln argued that the Union forces were not fighting to end slavery but to prevent the disintegration of the United States. For abolitionists, ending slavery was the reason for the war, and they argued that black people should be able to join the fight for their freedom.
The presentation covers the following:
Lincoln & Emancipation
The 54th is Formed
Colonel Robert Shaw
Governor Andrew Quote
“So Full of Hope & Glory”
First Battlefield Experience
Attack of Fort Wagner
Tragedy at Fort Wagner
Aftermath of Fort Wagner
The Pride, & Courage of the Patriot Soldier
This is one of several power point presentations I offer on my store under the heading .... American Civil War.