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In what year did the American Civil War begin?

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In what year did the American Civil War begin?
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The Civil War was fought from 1861-1865 between the Union (Northern states) and the Confederacy (Southern states). The war was motivated by economic and social differences between the North and South. The war resulted in more than 600,000 deaths and a reunited United States of America.
The American Civil War
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Union: The Union was the group of states that were loyal to the United States during the Civil War. This group consisted of the Northern states and the border states. Confederacy: The Confederacy was a group of eleven Southern states that seceded from the United States and formed their own government during the Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. This proclamation declared that all slaves in the Confederate states were to be freed.
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Which event was the most influential in leading to the US Civil War?
  • The invention of the cotton gin
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • The election of Abraham Lincoln
  • The Dred Scott Decision
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During the Civil War, over 8,000 African American soldiers and sailors fought for the Union. More than 1,000 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War. The Civil War was the first modern war, introducing submarines, ironclad ships, and the telegraph.
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What events led to the start of the Civil War?
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What strategies did both the Union and Confederate armies use during the Civil War?
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What were the main factors that led to the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States?
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What impact did the Civil War have on the United States?
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How can understanding the events of the Civil War help us to better understand history today?

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