Abraham Lincoln wasn’t the only president serving at the time of the Civil War. Readers will be introduced to Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, as well as other important people who determined the course of the American Civil War. The tactics of Ulysses S. Grant and the indefatigable Robert E. Lee are also covered. Knowledge of these key figures will enhance readers’ understanding of the war. Using end-of-chapter sidebars and marginal comments to prompt readers' critical thinking skills, this book will augment the social studies curriculum and engage readers with the complex story of leaders of the Civil War.