This great webquest will help students understand how Great Britain was impacted by the American Civil War.
Students will understand the following key ideas related to Great Britain and the American Civil War:
British public views on slavery and the abolitionist movement
Confederate diplomacy with Great Britain
Union diplomacy with Great Britain
Impact of the cotton blockade and the impact of the American Civil War on British industries
Profiting of British cotton brokers and speculators
The roles/impact of the American Civil War on the cities of Manchester and Liverpool
The building of warships for the Confederacy by British individuals
British support of blockade runners
Abercromby Square and the Southern Club
Jefferson Davis and Great Britain after the American Civil War
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The webquest contains 40 questions and is a great way for students to learn more about the international impact of the American Civil War. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest takes most students at least one class periods to complete. Traditional website links and a QR code are included. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.