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.