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 www.Tripod.com. You will be able to
work on you site both at school and at home, since tripod is an internet based
web construction program.
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
will be asked to produce a minimum of twelve pages, with each page having the
objects listed below as a main topic.
will be able to describe alternatives to the Civil War and why they did not
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
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
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
9. Describe the Union and Confederate goals, and
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 Sherman’s march through Georgia was consistent with the
U.S. Grant’s war strategy of a “total war”.
12. Describe the significance of
Appomattox to American History.