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US Civil War, Causes

Videos about the pre-war situation and its long and short term causes

There are 32 videos in this category and 16 videos in 7 subcategories.

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Ages: 9 - 18
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The Dred Scott Decision:
From hippocampus.org
This decision reflects the reasons that Scott was not allowed to have the rights of citizens. Goes into detail and provides a good explanation. The Southern members of the Supreme Court are explained and steps to the Civil War closes in on the nation... [more]
October 18, 2010 at 08:57 PM
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Ages: 6 - 18
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Causes of the Civil War
From teachertube.com
This 12 minute video contains very intense photos. It is an excellent overview of the causes of the Civil War. Students would benefit from a word wall as some of the terms may be new to them. The route of the Underground Railroad would be good, too, ... [more]
December 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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Origins of Slavery in America
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in the early 1600s, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This video does not deal with slavery worldwide, just in the colonies. It shows how the slaves were ... [more]
December 4, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
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Controversy Over Slavery: Fugitive Slave Act
From howstuffworks.com
The Fugitive Slave Law and the book Uncle Tom's Cabin led to pro- and anti-slavery groups turn those in the North against slaves. The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the bloody aftermath of these states vote for or against slavery are also explained. Added t... [more]
December 5, 2010 at 09:35 PM
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Ages: 5 - 18
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Opposing Views on Slavery
From howstuffworks.com, produced by Discovery
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" which shed light on the injustices of slavery. This video shows some of the causes of the Civil War. It mentions many main causes, but dwells on Stowe's work. The video mentions how the South felt that ... [more]
January 9, 2011 at 03:10 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
1058 Views:
Prelude to the Civil War
From teachertube.com
Ethics vs. the Economy. This is a slide show timeline of events that resulted in the Civil War. Good quotes, too. States Rights and slavery are the themes.
December 4, 2010 at 09:37 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
899 Views:
Civil War Turning Point: Emancipation
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The importance of this document that changes the Civil War from a document that changes the idea of fighting to preserve the union to one about ending slavery. The many changes it brings about includes having 200,000 black soldiers of which 16 receiv... [more]
March 17, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
850 Views:
America Divided: Causes of Civil War
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This four minute video is an exceptional review of the economic reasons that the South depending on slaves and slavery. Great data. Very worthwhile showing as a cause of the Civil War.
January 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
1051 Views:
U.S. Inches Closer to Civil War
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The two steps that result in a Civil War are discussed. The election of Abraham Lincoln, Southern secession and the attack on Fort Sumter lead to the outbreak of the Civil War. A good introduction into causes of Civil War. This video shows how South ... [more]
December 4, 2010 at 09:13 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Born a slave, Harriett Tubman became a famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. This three minute video provides some insights into the times.
October 10, 2010 at 12:22 AM
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