The Civil War: "A New Birth of Freedom"
This video provides an excellent and clearly explained overview of America's Civil War as it examines the impact of slavery on the nation and why it was the underlying cause of the Civil War.
The program also looks at the compromises made in our Constitution so slavery could exist in a free land. And it further explores the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, all of which attempted to keep the lid on the controversy over slavery, but only helped bring the war closer. Special emphasis is placed on the evolving course of the war itself, which began as a constitutional conflict about keeping the United States united, but eventually became a war for the freedom of four million slaves. "A New Birth of Freedom"- words from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address- makes this most tragic, and heroic, event in American History come alive for students and teachers alike.
|Subject||SOCIAL STUDIES, The Civil War|
|Running Time||30 min.|
|Teacher's Guide||Download the guide|
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