Monitor and Merrimac

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The Ironclads:

The Ironclads Hampton Roads, Va. March 9, 1862 Monitor vs. Merrimac

What is an Ironclad ship?:

What is an Ironclad ship?

An Ironclad ship is a steam propelled warship made of iron.:

An Ironclad ship is a steam propelled warship made of iron.

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Why would the Union and Confederacy switch from wooden ships to Ironclad?

Other reasons….:

Other reasons…. First ships to be armored with metal and propelled by steam. Used new technology that was not possible before.

Where did the battle take place?:

Where did the battle take place? The battle took place between Norfolk and Hampton.

The Merrimac (Virginia) was the Confederate ship:

The Merrimac (Virginia) was the Confederate ship

The Merrimac (C.S.S. Virginia):

The Merrimac (C.S.S. Virginia) The Merrimac carried a rifle at each end and two six-inch rifles and six nine-inch rifles on each side. It also held an iron ram, allowing the ship to be employed as a deadly weapon.

The Monitor:

The Monitor

The Monitor:

The Monitor The Monitor was built by Swedish-American John Ericsson. The ship was considered small for a warship, only 172 feet long and 42 feet wide.

Battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac:

Battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac President Abraham Lincoln instructed the Navy to block the Southern Port. As a result, the Confederacy and Union had a ship battle. The Monitor (Union) and Merrimac (Confederacy) fought in Virginia waters near Norfolk and Hampton. The battle was fought to a draw.

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Do you remember what you learned?

Question 1:

Question 1 What is an Ironclad ship? A.) An Ironclad ship is a wooden ship that is steam propelled. B.) An Ironclad ship is a ship made out of iron and is steam propelled. C.) An Ironclad ship is a iron ship that was propelled by gas. D.) None of the above.

Question 2:

Question 2 What President ordered the Union Navy to block the Southern Port? A.) President Washington B.) President Obama C.) President Johnson D.) President Lincoln

Question 3:

Question 3 The battle of the Ironclads took place between ________ and _________. A.) Norfolk and Hampton B.) Manassas and Fredericksburg C.) Atlantic and Pacific D.) Norfolk and Richmond

Question 4:

Question 4 What was the Union Ironclad ship called? A.) Monitor B.) Union Glory C.) Merrimac D.) The Iron Monster

Question 5:

Question 5 What was the result of the Ironclad battle? A.) The Confederacy surrendered. B.) The Union surrendered to the Confederacy. C.) The battle was fought to a draw.

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RIGHT!

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WRONG!

Resources:

Resources Civil war ironclads: an introduction . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://users.wowway.com/~ jenkins/ironclads/ironintr.htm (2011, March 2) VDOE: Testing & standards. (2011). Retrieved from www.doe.virginia.gov/testing (2011, March 2)