Unit 5: The Nation Divides and Reunites
Part of a terrific American history site in the Netherlands, this page provides good background information on the regional differences between the North and South during the mid-1800s, and how those differences led to the outbreak of the Civil War. Information on the conflicting economic interests of the two regions and the debate over slavery are included.
Gettysburg National Military Park
The site of the Battle of Gettysburg is a national park. Here, on a portion of the National Park Service's Web site, you can learn about Abraham Lincoln, his famous Gettysburg Address, and the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln Online
Teachers will find this site to be an excellent source of information on America's sixteenth President. The site offers links to historic sites, speeches and writings, pictures, a quiz, Lincoln Birthday events, and much more. Want to know what Lincoln was doing during a specific week? Click on the "Lincoln This Week" feature to find out. This site is maintained by Rhoda Sneller, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Lincoln Group of Illinois.
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States
This site is an excellent source for students who are interested in the songs and poems of the Civil War era. Categorized into Union and Confederate pages, the site provides a rich array of song lyrics and poems about battles, soldier life, the home front, and postwar remembrances. Many of the songs and poems are accompanied by historical photographs.