In Civil War, you will embark on a fascinating history. It is a story of human choices that linked the past to the present and influenced the future. It is a drama of how one nation changed through times of conflict and cooperation. It is a tale of two children (the North and South) living under the same roof (The United States) and how they disagreed over the issues of states’ rights and slavery.
As you study the Civil War, you will detect patterns in the way people thought and acted. You will see familiar patterns in how battles were won and lost. You will also note how events happening today affect the future.