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SS8H5 Analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia
8th Grade | Social Studies | Historical Understandings

a. Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery,

states’ rights, nullification, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia Platform, the Dred Scott

case, Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860, and the debate over secession in Georgia.

b. Explain Georgia’s role in the Civil War; include the Union blockade of Georgia’s coast, the

Emancipation Proclamation, Chickamauga, Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s

March to the Sea, and Andersonville.

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