Student Activity

The American Civil War: On the Eve of War

Map of country between Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia
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Map of country between Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia, showing roads, railroads, and some place names.

The Civil War is a student interactive that uses a series of animated maps to summarize economic and demographic statistics for the United States on the eve of the American Civil War. The interactive accompanies the EDSITEment curriculum unit: The American Civil War: A "Terrible Swift Sword."

Note: This resource uses Adobe Flash.