This powerpoint is loaded with cool animations, pictures, quotes, video links, and interesting facts/vital content for students. It hits on key components that lead up to the war, the war itself, and reconstruction. It is neatly organized and flows well. Look for the asterisks next to certain terms, people, etc... those are there for students to underline/highlight for the quiz, which means you don't need a review because it's all there in the notes! These notes go with the same titled powerpoint. They are concise and allow the students to focus on the lesson. They also have built in bellworks and focus questions. Please note they contain the content, but not quotes, supplemental information, etc. Basically, everything you need without dragging the kids down in detail.