Academic Standard: Subject

Civil War (1830-1865)
Tennessee State Standards
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Grade range: 
No grade range

<p><strong>Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read:</strong> excerpts from the "House Divided" speech in 1858, Gettysburg Address in 1863, Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and Inaugural Addresses in 1861 and 1865, Abraham Lincoln; excerpts from The Respective of Co. Aytch, Sam Watkins</p>

Students analyze the multiple causes, key events, and complex consequences of the Civil War.

Elements within this Subject
Identify on a map the boundaries constituting the North and the South and delineate and evaluate the geographical differences between the two regions, including the
Describe the influence of industrialization and technological developments of the regions, including human modification of the landscape and how physical geography
Evaluate each candidate and the election of 1860 and analyze how that campaign reflected the sectional turmoil in the country.
Explain the geographical division of Tennessee over the issue of slavery and secession, including Governor Harris, the secession convention vote of 1861, anti-secession
Describe Abraham Lincoln's presidency and his significant writings and speeches, including his House Divided speech in 1858, Gettysburg Address in 1863, Emancipation
Explain the roles of leaders during the Civil War, including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and soldiers on both sides of the war,
Describe African-American involvement in the Union army, including the Massachusetts 54th Regiment and the 13th U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of Nashville.
Cite textual evidence analyzing the life of the common soldier in the Civil War, including Sam Watkins and Sam Davis.
Trace the critical developments and events in the war, including geographical advantages and economic advantages of both sides, technological advances and the location
Assess the impact of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on both the North and the South.