This course covers the military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War, 1861-1865. In over forty lectures, we will closely look at the war narrative and the various themes and issues that led fellow countrymen to kill one another in great profusion. Each lecture comes with downloadable primary documents to better facilitate your learning experience. Most of the lectures are between 8 and 14 minutes, and their are several activities to round out the narrative and help you become the historian. If you are watching and reviewing one or two lectures each day It should take only a few weeks to complete the course. This course was designed for high school and college level history students, but anyone with an interest in United States history should find these lesson valuable.