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The Civil War

The Civil War

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching the Civil WarTeacher Pass

Teaching the Civil War Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


    Big Picture

    • Notice that the war began when President Lincoln decided that the secession of Southern states was illegal.
      • Was this the correct decision?
      • Should it have been his alone?