Welcome to the American Civil War class. This course will be an in-depth study of the most tragic period of American History. The course will analyze the numerous causes of the Civil War. Students will compare and contrast Northern and Southern societies to determine the strength and weakness of both societies. Students will evaluate the opposing side’s strategy to wing the war. The course will include a detailed study of pivotal battles and campaigns that influenced the war. Students will analyze how the war was different in Missouri compared to the rest of the country. Finally, students will analyze the Reconstruction Era, and evaluate its lasting influence on American History.