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    Get them to read the diaries of the people involved. Then have them write a short first-person essay from the perspective of a slave, union or confederate soldier, a landowner, a senator....
    Make the class members of congress and have them debate the 13th amendment.
    What happens when members of a large family fight? What happens in a family if someone is being abused and some want to stay silent while others demand that the abuse is stopped? This is at the heart of the Civil War.

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