1. AP US History Study Guide: Period 5 - 1844 to 1877


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    Covers the time period from 1844 to 1877: A challenging period of expansion, crisis, and rebuilding for America.

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    • How Do I Explain America to My Black Son?


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      Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk is about to be a father, and he’s nervous. America’s history of racial violence is something that every citizen inherits, but the consequences for black…

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      • A Teacher's Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg [full tour]


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        Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a virtual teacher's tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for…

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        • The Civil War in Four Minutes: Vicksburg


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          Historian Terrence J. Winschel provides a brief overview of General Ulysses S. Grant's successful campaign to capture the City of Vicksburg.

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          • Grant verse Lee: The Wilderness to Petersburg


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            The video is from the 2007 Lee-Grant Exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society and looks at Grant versus Lee, the Wilderness to Petersburg.

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            • Battle of the Ironclads


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              This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two wooden-hulled U.S. warships at Hampton Roads.…

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              • The Courage of Robert Smalls


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                In May of 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave from South Carolina, loaded his family aboard a Confederate steamship and sailed it past the heavily armed defenses of Charleston Harbor, delivering the boat…

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                • Deep Wounds, 2006


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                  Deep Wounds is a site-responsive, interactive installation commissioned by Harvard University in 2006. Built after the Civil War, Harvard's Memorial Hall honors the graduates who died fighting…

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                  • Register for The South in American History


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                    The South has played a central role in American history from the first permanent English colony through the United States of today. Join Gilder Lehrman and Ed Ayers—and look south for American…

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