Us History to 1865 – Section 8

| December 22, 2015

The best-known aspect of Civil War history revolves around the campaigns of the Union and Confederate armies. Discuss the principal

campaigns in the Eastern and Western theatres of the struggle. In the final analysis, what factors enabled the Unionists to win the war in


Aside from the battlefield, there were other crucial aspects to the war. First, discuss the role of the Union Navy and Union diplomacy in

the conflict. Then focus on black people and slavery. Discuss the role of black soldiers in the war and how slavery came to an end during

the course of the conflict.

Identify and give the significance of the following:

1. Scott’s Anaconda
2. The Vicksburg Campaign
3. Monitor v Merrimack ( Virginia )
4. Clara Barton and Mary Ann Bickerdyke
5. Pacific Railroad Act, Homestead Act, and Morrill Act

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