Classification: Transfer Effective Term: 201010 his 245 Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War Initiator: Randal Munsen Credit Hours: 00 Campus



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PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE



Classification: Transfer Effective Term: 201010

HIS 245 Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War

Initiator: Randal Munsen Credit Hours: 3.00

Campus: Northwest Lecture Periods: 3.00

Date: 1/7/2009 Lab Periods:

Description:

Overview of the American Civil War. Includes a survey of conditions that led to the American Civil War; an examination of the major political, military, social and economic events of the Civil War; and a

treatment of the impact of the Civil War on the United States and the Confederate States of

America. Also includes an emphasis on the political career of Abraham Lincoln and the destruction

of slavery.



Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the causes that led to the American Civil War.

2. Compare and contrast the philosophical, political, military, social and economic differences

between the North and South before, during and after the Civil War.

3. Describe the role of Abraham Lincoln in the American Civil War.

4. Describe key political, military, economic and social events of the American Civil War.

5. Discuss the decline of slavery in the United States.

6. Explain the impact of the Civil War on American history.


Outline:
I. The Road to the Civil War

A. Antebellum slavery in the United States

B. The Mexican War, 1846

C. The Compromise of 1850

D. The Fugitive Slave Act

E. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1851

F. “Bleeding Kansas”

G. The Dred Scott Decision, 1857

H. John Brown and Harper’s Ferry. 1859
II. The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

A. Origins

B. Law practice

C. Marriage and family: Mary Todd Lincoln

D. Pre-war political career

E. The Lincoln-Douglas debates

F. The Election of 1860
III. Secession and Civil War

A. December 20, 1860, South Carolina secedes from the Union

B. Confederate States of America

C. Jefferson Davis

D. Attack on Ft. Sumter, April 12, 1861
IV. The North and South

A. Northern society vs. Southern

B. Northern economy vs. Southern

C. Northern communications, transportation and infrastructure compared to the South

D. Northern manufacturing compared to the South

E. Northern military characteristics vs. the South

F. Slavery
V. The Course of the Civil War

A. Bull Run (Manassas), 1961

B. Major campaigns, 1862

C. Emancipation Proclamation, 1862

D. Major campaigns, 1862

1. Gettysburg

2. Gettysburg Address

E. Major campaigns, 1864

F. Major campaigns, 1865

G. Appomattox Courthouse, 1865


VI. Women, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian American in the

Civil War

A. Union regiments

B. Confederate regiments

C. Spies

D. Medical staff

E. Writers

F. The home front

G. Children

H. The Dakota Uprising and warfare on the plains


VII. Arizona in the Civil

A. Confederate Tucson?

B. Battle of Picacho Peak

C Arizona soldiers in the Civil War


VIII. Impact of the Civil War

A. Military

1. Casualties

2. Destruction of property

B. Political

C. Economic

D. Social
IX. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, 1865

A. Conspiracy



B. Andrew Johnson becomes President

C. Beginning of Reconstruction


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