Civil War PowerPoint & Student Guided Notes


Need a no-prep way to cover the Civil War with your students? Use this PowerPoint and student guided notes resource – just print and go!

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This 97 slide PowerPoint presentation covers the American Civil War beginning with the 1860 Presidential Election through the surrender of Confederate troops at Appomattox Court House and Bennett Place in April 1865.

It includes the following topics:
– Election of 1860
– Crittenden Compromise
– Creation of the Confederate States of America
– Border States
– Fort Sumter
– Comparison of the North and South (number of states, government, population, industry, transportation, finances, military forces)
– Important military leaders in the Union and Confederate States of America
– Role of women
– 1st Battle of Bull Run/Manassas
– Anaconda Plan
– Blockade Running
– Trent Affair
– CSS Alabama
– Cotton Diplomacy
– Ongoing conflict with Native Americans
– Peninsula Campaign
– Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
– Battle of Shiloh
– Civil War medicine
– Monitor v. Merrimac
– Capture of New Orleans
– 2nd Battle of Bull Run/Manassas
– Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg
– Emancipation Proclamation
– African American soldiers
– Soldiers’ Life
– Battle of Fredericksburg
– Battle of Chancellorsville (and death of Stonewall Jackson)
– Siege of Vicksburg
– Battle of Gettysburg and Pickett’s Charge
– Prisoners of War
– Battle of Chickamauga
– Battle of Chattanooga
– Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania
– Battle of Cold Harbor
– Civil War Weapons
– Photography in Civil War
– Siege of Petersburg
– Sherman’s March to the Sea
– Election of 1864
– Surrender at Appomattox Court House
– Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
– Surrender at Bennett Place
– Results of the Civil War

What’s included in the download:
*Editable PowerPoint presentation (97 slides, black text is editable, some graphics are not editable)
*Google Slides Presentation (97 slides, black text is editable, graphics are not)
*PDF Guided Notes (17 pages, not editable)
*Fillable PDF Guided Notes (17 pages, students type into text boxes, not editable)
*Google Slides version of Guided Notes (17 pages, students work in edit mode and type into text boxes, not editable)
*PDF Guided Notes key (17 pages, not editable)
*Editable Guided Notes (17 pages, created in PowerPoint without the fancy clip art and fonts)

***This resource is included in the following bundles:***
* Civil War Bundle
* U.S. History to 1877 Bundle
* U.S. History Mega Bundle: Exploration to Present

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