7.8c Perspectives on the causes of the Civil War varied based on geographic region, but the election of a Republican president was one of the immediate causes for the secession of the Southern states.
Students will examine both long- and short-term causes of the Civil War.
Students will identify which states seceded to form the Confederate States of America and will explore the reasons presented for secession. Students will also identify the states that remained in the Union.
Students will examine the role of New York State in the Civil War, including its contributions to the war effort and the controversy over the draft.
Timeline of the Civil War
Introduction to the Civil War