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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady

asks students to visualize the Civil War by studying dozens of period photographs, and illustrates how the Civil War threatened the very purpose of the Constitution as stated in the Preamble. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, American studies, and language arts. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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A company of the 6th Maine Infantry on parade after the battle of Fredericksburg.  ARC Identifier: 524587.  At time of the charge across the stone wall at foot of Marye's Heights, General Joseph Hook

The 6th Maine Infantry on parade

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