Civil War

5.5 Evaluate each candidate in the campaign of 1860 and analyze how that campaign reflected the sectional turmoil of the country.

  • Tennessee Through Time: pages 28-29
  • Studies Weekly: Weeks 1 and 3

5.6 Explain with supporting details why Tennessee was divided on the issue of secession and the events that led it to eventually leave the Union to include: state convention vote of 1861, the Free and Independent State of Scott, Hurst Nation, East Tennessee mostly pro-Union and divided families.

  • Tennessee Through Time: pages 33, 39-41
  • Studies Weekly: Week 3

5.7 Determine the meaning of the terms of this period with a visual representation, including:

  1. Union and Confederate States 
  2. Yankees and Rebels
  3. Blue and Gray
  4. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank
  • Tennessee Through Time: p. 37

5.8 Analyze the geographic, social, political, and economic strengths and weakness of the North and South.

  • Tennessee Through Time: p. 37

5.9 Identify the Border States and the efforts of both sides to secure them to their cause.

  • Tennessee Through Time: p. 38

5.10 Create a visual display to explain the Union’s Anaconda Plan for defeating the Confederacy and how the geography of the South formed the Eastern, Western, and Trans-Mississippi theaters of war.

  • Tennessee Through Time: p. 48

5.11 Explain the significance and outcome of the major battles and identify their location on a map or visual representation, including: 

  1. Fort Sumter
  2. First Battle of Bull Run
  3. Fort Henry and Donelson
  4. Shiloh
  5. Antietam
  6. Gettysburg
  7. Vicksburg
  8. Chickamauga
  9. Franklin
  10. Nashville
  11. Appomattox Court House

5.12 Draw on informational text to explain the roles of the military and civil leaders during the Civil War, including: 

  1. Abraham Lincoln (found throughout Chapters 1 and 2)
  2. Jefferson Davis
  3. Ulysses S. Grant
  4. Robert E. Lee
  5. Frederick Douglas
  6. Clara Barton
  • Tennessee Through Time: pages 28-29, 35, 54-55, 58, and 66
  • Studies Weekly: Weeks 2, 6, 8, 9, and 10

5.13 Read and write an informative piece summarizing the Gettysburg Address to determine its meaning and significance.

5.15 Explain the contributions of Tennesseans during the war, including: 

  1. Nathan Bedford Forrest
  2. Sam Watkins
  3. Andrew Johnson
  4. Matthew Fontaine Maury
  5. Sam Davis
  • Tennessee Through Time: pages 51, 61, 71, and 72
  • Studies Weekly: Weeks 3 and 10

5.16 Evaluate and debate the rationales for the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Tennessee Through Time: page 57-59
  • Studies Weekly: Week 2

5.17 Explain why Lincoln chose Andrew Johnson as his running mate in the election of 1864.

  • Tennessee Through Time: page 82

5.18 Describe the physical, social, political and economic consequences of the Civil War on the southern United States.

  • Tennessee Through Time: page 75

5.19 Draw on information from multiple print or digital resources to describe the impact of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on the nation.