Civil War: Part IV: Impacts, Consequences, & Effects
This lesson teaches students about the impacts, effects, and consequences of the Civil War. Included in this lesson:
• Review: Sherman captures Atlanta saves Lincoln's second term, Grant's drive to Richmond, Lee surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse
• America's deadliest war: 600,000+ deaths
• First modern war: machine guns, rifles, telegraph, railroads, ironclads, submarines and a new form of warfare
• Expanded federal government & executive powers
• New sense of nationalism
• Supremacy of the federal government
• Unopposed Republican legislation: Legal Tender Act - "greenbacks," Pacific Railway Act, Homestead Act, Morrill Land Grant
• Westward Expansion
• Northern expanded industrialization
• Women in the Civil War: expanded public role, Ladies Aid Societies, nurses, United States Sanitary Commission, Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton
• Medical Advances
• Southern destruction
• Emancipation: Thirteenth Amendment, 4 million freed slaves
• Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural: "with malice toward none, and charity for all"
• Lincoln's Assassination: John Wilkes Booth
• Mourning Lincoln: Lincoln's funeral, Southern response
• Completed lesson plan with step-by-step instructions and additional activities
• PowerPoint presentation
• Flipped classroom video
• Guided notetaking file
• Additional Activities
Check out the YouTube video that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond’s Civics & Social Studies Academy YouTube channel:
Civil War Part IV: Effects, Impacts, & Consequnces
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Benchmarks / Standards:
U.S. AP Exam: 5.3. Key Concept 5.3: The Union victory in the Civil War and the contested reconstruction of the South settled the issues of slavery and secession, but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights.
Common Core: Domain 9 - Students analyze the multiple causes, key events, and complex consequences of the Civil War.
Texas STAAR Exam: (8) History. The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil War
Massachusetts & Virginia: USI.39 Analyze the roles and policies of various Civil War leaders and describe the important Civil War battles and events.