Unit 6: Civil War & Reconstruction

Unit Outline Download

Chapter Reading Schedule:

Chapter 16 is due Monday, 12/7.

Chapters 17 is due Thursday, 12/10.

Semester Final is WED 12/16 for Pd 2 and FRI 12/19 for Pd 1.

Posted Lecture Notes:

Note:  Posted notes include essential material presented in lecture but are not always organized in the same manner as the classroom presentation.

Unit Study Aids:

Recommended AMSCO Readings:

Unit Assignments



Due Date

Unit Vocabulary
(25 pts)

 Download the Unit Six Outline, and define the terms in BOLD on the vocabulary list.  Provide both the factual background and the significance of each term to the Civil War & Reconstruction.

For Period 2 due:
WED, 12/16.

For Period 1 due:
THU, 12/19.

Lincoln Speeches Response

(10 pts)

Read the short Lincoln readings included in the attached file.  Highlight major quotes in each and be ready to discuss:

1. Through what lenses does Abraham Lincoln seek to interpret the Civil War and provide some sense of meaning to the conflict?  (Make sure you explain your answer.)

2. How is Lincoln suggesting that Americans should approach re-establishing the nation after the military conflict is over?

For Period 2 due: FRI, 12/11.

For Period 1 due:
MON, 12/14
Semester Final Exam
(270 pts)

The exam for first semester is cumualtive but weighted more significantly toward Unit 6.  It consists of the following elements:
  • 30 MC Questions from Units 1-5  [60 pts]
  • 30 MC Questions from Unit 6  [60 pts]
  • 1 Short Essay (Chosen from at least two questions)  [50 pts]
  • 1 Full Essay (No choice of questions)  [100 pts]

Partial credit will be available on the Multiple Choice section.  As usual, the Unit Outline will serve as the study guide for the current content, but the study guide below will assist you with the questions from Units 1-5:
(Unless other specific arrangements are made in advance)

For Period 2:
WED, 12/16

For Period 2:
THU, 12/18.