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Chapters 15 & 16 Review

Civil War Web Site Project


            Your final project in American History will be to create a web site about the civil war. You may work in pairs with anyone in class you choose, or you may choose to work alone.  You must first register (if you do not all ready have an account) with Tripod, at You will be able to work on you site both at school and at home, since tripod is an internet based web construction program.

            You web site must be a multimedia event. Besides demonstrating your knowledge of the following events, you must also incorporate at least three examples of sounds or music from the civil war, and each page should have at least one picture of the events listed on that page.  You must also have links to three different web sites about the civil war.


            You will be asked to produce a minimum of twelve pages, with each page having the objects listed below as a main topic.


1.      Students will be able to describe alternatives to the Civil War and why they did not work.

2.      Students will be able to describe the series of compromises that took place. Included should be the Missouri Compromise and the Kansas- Nebraska act.

3.      Students should be able to describe the work of Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and Stephan Douglas.

4.      Students will be able to describe how the Fugitive Slave law and Uncle Tom Cabin helped to shape the opinions of many Americans.

5.       Students will be able to explain how Dred Scott and John Brown contributed to the freedom of blacks.

6.      Be able to describe the significance of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and describe how the eventual election of Abraham Lincoln changed America.

7.      Describe the war advantages of the North and the South.

8.      Describe the significance of Fort Sumter.

9.      Describe the Union and Confederate goals, and war strategies.

10.  Be able to describe the significance of the following battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Shiloh, Gettsyburg, Vicksburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

11.   Be able to describe how Shermans march through Georgia was consistent with the U.S. Grants war strategy of a total war.

12.  Describe the significance of Appomattox to American History.