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Learn About the Civil War in One Day
Do you need an introduction to the Civil War on a day off?
Learn about the Civil War in one day.
Here's how to get started:
- Gain a quick overview of the Civil War:
- Browse the Civil War Timeline to help put the war’s events into context and relationships
- Access a list of the twelve most popular and influential documents of the Civil War.
- Read Civil War Facts to learn basic facts, dates, and information about the war while clarifying common misconceptions.
- Watch the Entire Civil War Animated Map. This 30-minute video gives you’re the Civil War events in chronological order.
- Learn about the Trigger Events of the Civil War, an overview and timeline of the major events that triggered the war.
- Watch videos about important and influential battles throughout the war, such as Shiloh and Gettysburg.
- Learn about the soldiers that fought in the war with videos like the Life of a Soldier In4.
- Watch videos about warfare in both the Eastern and the Western fronts.
- Gain an understanding of what happened after the war through The Stalking of John Wilkes Booth article.
- Understand the implications of the war with Monuments In4 and Remembering the War In4.
Total time: 367 minutes (6.2 hours)
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