The United States Civil War is one of the most important parts of American history. It defined us as a nation and changed forever the course of all Americans.
This is a short but effective one-page article on the importance of cotton and tobacco in the South. It highlights key pre-Civil War concepts and includes a vocabulary list and comprehension questions.
This is a great supplement to teaching the following:
- reasons for slavery
- the events leading up the Civil War
- southern economy
- southern agriculture