This class will examine one of the most destructive periods in American History: The American Civil War. The class will start with the causes for the war which stretch to the beginnings of our Constitutional government. Students will do presentations on various figures and battles of the war. The class will look at technological advances, conditions on the home front, effects of the war on North and South. The class will finish with a look at the continuing issues that plague us today because of this catastrophic event.