Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Grover Cleveland Political Cartoon; 
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historical Site Collection Peter Lee, former slave, ca.1880; 
Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection;

Anticipatory Set
Past and Present
How much money do soldiers need?
Think, Pair, share
Distribute printed out copies or have students access American Soldier's Pay in the Civil War at http://www.civilwarhome.com/Pay.htm
Questions for Discussion
  1. What was the lowest amount of pay for Union soldiers?
  2. How much did this soldier make per day?
  3. What was the highest amount of pay for Union soldiers?
  4. How much did this soldier make per day?
  5. What was the difference in salary among the Union soldiers based on?
  6. What was the lowest amount of pay for Confederate soldiers?
  7. How much did this soldier make per day?
  8. What was the largest amount of pay for Confederate soldiers?
  9. How much did this soldier make per day?
  10. How often did soldiers from each side (Union and Confederate) get paid?
  11. What can you conclude about a soldier’s pay in the american civil war?
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