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1865 - The Storm Subsides

The Skirmisher Vol. 9

Destruction of Richmond

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Students, here you will find a whole bunch of cool and interactive stuff related to this issue's theme, "1865 - The Storm Subsides."  Check out the links below and at right to explore the topic through videos, quizzes, maps, and more!

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13th AmendmentOriginal Document - 13th Amendment

On December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment became part of the United States Constitution. Read the words that ended slavery forever.

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Union Leaders In4Video - Union Leaders

Watch this four minute video on the Union Leaders who helped Lincoln win the war.

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Lincoln's 2nd InaugurationOriginal Document - Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Read Lincoln's vision for a "just and a lasting peace," outlined in his Second Inaugural Address.

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Lee's surrender10 Facts - Appomattox Court House

Learn ten facts about General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

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