Unit 5 – The Nation Breaks Apart (1861 – 1877)


When compromise after compromise failed, the United States was divided by war. The American Civil War tested the strength of the bond between the states. During the Civil War, Americans fought each other on battlefields and in government. Ideas about slavery and sovereignty led many soldiers to fight. Eventually the nation was reunited, but deep scars remained. In this unit, students will learn about the war and the period after when rebuilding the South became a priority.

Reference: Holt Social Studies United States History. 23 July 2007 <http://my.hrw.com/tabnav/controller.jsp?isbn=0030431638>.



Chapters


Week 1 - The Civil War
2nd Semester Exam Review