The American Civil War

This 1954 Encyclopedia Britannica film depicts the major military events and helps explain contributing factors.

For more on this era check out our U.S. History PowerPoints: Causes of the Civil War, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Emancipation Proclamation, 1863


The Emancipation Proclamation packs a lot of punch for such a short document.

This makes it a good opportunity for students to read the primary source without being overwhelmed.

We have included a copy of the transcript as well as questions and answers for your classroom.