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The Civil War, Part I: Ft. Sumter to Antietam - Full Program

Series: Talking Maps

Amid tensions over slavery and expansion, the United States elects Abraham Lincoln as president. Southern states secede to form a new country, but Lincoln wants to keep the Union together. The Union forces plan to blockade the coast, seize the Confederate capital, and control the Mississippi River. But the South has talented generals, and the war won't be over in a hurry. Please preview prior to using this video as it contains subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

© 2011, New Dimension Media

Grade Level(s): 6 - 12
Media Type: Video
Subject: Social Studies | United States History | 1800-1899