Chapter 11 Learning Objectives

Section 11-1 "The Civil War Begins" (pp. 338-345)


  • Explain how the Civil War began
  • Explain Northern and Confederate shortsightedness about the duration of war.
  • Identify the Northern generals and their initial campaign in the West.
  • Describe new weapons and other changes in warfare.
  • Explain Northern and Southern military strategies to capture their opponent's capital

Section 11-2 "The Politics of War" (pp. 346-350)

  • Explain why Great Britain remained neutral.
  • Explain Lincoln's motives for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and the document's effects.
  • Identify the political dilemmas facing the North and South.

Section 11-3 "Life During Wartime" (pp. 351-356)

  • Explain African Americans' role in the struggle to end slavery.Civil_War_Soldiers
  • Explain the decline of the Southern economy and the expansion of the Northern economy.
  • Describe the terrible conditions that the Union and Confederate soldiers endured.

Section 11-4 "The North Takes Charge" (pp. 357-365)

  • Describe the battle at Gettysburg and its outcome.
  • Describe Grant's siege of Vicksburg.
  • Summarize the key points of the Gettysburg Address.
  • Summarize the final events of the war leading to surrender at Appomattox.

Section 11-5 "The Legacy of the War" (pp. 366-371)

  • Summarize the key economic, political, technological, and social effects of the Civil War.
  • Explain how the Civil War dramatically changed the lives of individuals, especially African Americans.

Chapter 11 Power Point Presentations


Chapter 11 Video Resources:

"The Emancipation Proclamation" -

"The Battle of Gettysburg" -

Chapter 11 Assignments

In-Class Assignments
Reading Assignments
Readings are to be completed for the next school day unless otherwise noted
Homework Assignments
Assignments are to be completed for the next school day unless otherwise noted
  • Read Section 11-1 pp. 338-345 and Section 11-2 pp. 346-350. Take notes as you read.
  • Complete strengths and weaknesses chart and email it if you didn't do so in class.
  • Discuss advantages of the North and South during the Civil War.
  • Discuss the significance of the early battles of the Civil War.
  • Read Section 11-3 pp. 351-356
  • No written assignment
  • Read an excerpt of the Emancipation Proclamation and interpret its message.
  • Discuss the causes and effects of Lincoln's decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Discuss how Lincoln dealt with dissent in the Union
  • Identify why the Union and Confederate Governments passed draft laws.
  • Read Sections 11-4 and 11-5 pp. 357-371
  • No written assignment
  • No reading assignment
  • Prepare for Chapter 11 Quiz on Thursday, 2.12.15
  • Identify the effects of the Civil War on....
    • Politics
    • The Nation's Economy
    • Soldiers and Civilians
    • African Americans
  • Read Section 12-1 pp. 376-382
  • Prepare for Chapter 10 Quiz on Thursday, 2.12.15

Chapter 11 Study Terms:

      • Advantages and Disadvantages of Union and Confederacy
      • Abraham Lincoln
      • Jefferson Davis
      • Stonewall Jackson
      • Robert E. Lee
      • Ulysses S. Grant
      • William Sherman
      • Significance of Ft. Sumter, Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Wilderness Campaign, Atlanta, Appomattox
      • Copperheads
      • Draft Riots and Conscription
      • Emancipation Proclamation
      • Gettysburg Address
      • Border States
      • Lincoln and Dissent in Maryland
      • Thirteenth Amendment