American History Activity: America between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars

This is a great activity portraying the changes America went through starting with the end of the American Revolution to the conclusion of America’s own internal revolution: the Civil War.

First, mark each area of the original United States and the surrounding territories. Then label how America acquired each territory and in what year it did so. Afterward, select the country to which each territory originally belonged. Next, label each state that was involved in the American Civil War as either a Union, Confederate, or Border state, or if it was a territory. Finally, place the important cities in their respective states.

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This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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