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1 The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns Chapter 7: 4:30AM April 12, 1861: The Civil War Begins (5 min) 1. Where were the first shots fired during the Civil War? 2. Who fired the first shots? Chapter 10: Manassas: The First Major Battle of the Civil War (11 min 51 sec) 1. What did this battle prove to the Union? 2. What role did Stonewall Jackson play in this battle? Chapter 7: Shiloh: Ulysses S. Grant Fights Off A Surprise Attack (12 min 15 sec) 1. Which side won the Battle of Shiloh? 2. What did Grant realize during this battle? Chapter 3: Ironclads: Confederate and Union Navies Introduce State-of-the-Art Ships (4 min 58 sec) 1. What two ironclads faced off in an historic battle? a. Confederate b. Union 2. Which ship won the battle? 3. What long-term implications did this battle have for the outcome of the Civil War? 1

2 Chapter 6: Saving the Union: The Union Enters Into A Critical Period of the War (2 min 54 sec) 1. Describe McClellan s leadership style. Chapter 7: Antietam: The Bloodiest Day of the War is Divided Into Three Parts (17 min 32 sec) 1. At the Battle of Antietam how much ground was gained by the Union forces? How much was gained by the Confederate forces? 2. Lincoln visited the battlefield following the battle, what did he do to McClellan? Why? 3. What were the results of the Battle of Antietam? 4. How did Matthew Brady change the Civil War? Chapter 8: The Higher Object: Abraham Lincoln Emancipates the Enslaved (9 min 10 sec) 1. What did Lincoln s Emancipation Proclamation do? 2. How was the Emancipation Proclamation received abroad? 2

3 Chapter 4: The Kingdom of Jones: The War Causes Economic Hardship in the South (10 min 28 sec) 1. How did the philosophy of states rights contribute to the downfall of the Confederacy? 2. How was morale in the South by the end of 1863? Chapter 5: Under the Shade of the Trees: Stonewall Jackson Dies (9 min 12 sec) 1. What dilemma is Abraham Lincoln still trying to solve when he places Joseph Hooker in command of the Union Army? 2. Who won the Battle of Chancerlorsville? 3. What key loss was suffered by the Confederacy at Chancerlorsville? How is this indicative of southern problems in general? Chapter 6: A Dust-covered Man: Ulysses S. Grant Attacks Vicksburg (5 min 59 sec) 1. What unique strategy does Ulysses Grant use during his campaign against Vicksburg? 2. What strategy does Robert Lee decide to use in response to Grant s progress? 3

4 Chapter 2: Gettysburg, The First Day: Confederate Troops Chase the Union Through Gettysburg (5 min 31 sec) 1. Why did the Confederate forces enter Pennsylvania? 2. After the first day, describe the situation at Gettysburg. Chapter 3: Gettysburg, The Second Day: Union Troops Hold on Little Round Top (15 min 58 sec) 1. With names such as the Devil s Den, Valley of Death and, the Slaughter Pen describe what happened on the second day at Gettysburg. 2. After the first day, what do you think is going to happen on the third day of the battle? Chapter 4: Gettysburg, The Third Day: Pickett's Charge (19 min 30 sec) 1. Describe Pickett s Charge. 2. Who should be blamed for Pickett s Charge? 3. What were the results of the Battle of Gettysburg? Chapter 9: A New Birth in Freedom: The Gettysburg Address (5 min 51 sec) 1. Describe the setting for Lincoln s Gettysburg Address. 2. What was the purpose of the speech? Chapter 2: Sherman's March: the Union Army Destroys the Southern Landscape on its way to Savannah (10 min 58 sec) 1. What was General Sherman s strategy in the South? 2. Describe the effects of his March to the Sea. 4

5 Chapter 7: Appomattox: Robert E. Lee Surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant (14 min 51 sec) 1. What was the irony of the location of Robert Lee s surrender? 2. After such a devastating war, does the surrender procedure surprise you? Chapter 1: Introduction to The Better Angels of Our Nature: Problems Arise After the Civil War (11 min 21 sec) 1. In what ways was the Civil War a turning point and in what ways did the same problems persist after the war that had existed before the war? 5

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