In what year did the Civil War begin?
The Civil War was fought between the Union (North) and the Confederate States (South) from 1861-1865. It was the deadliest war in American history, claiming over 600,000 lives. The war was fought over the issue of slavery and states’ rights.
The Civil War: A Conflict Between the North and the South
What do you think was the most important cause of the US Civil War?
- The issue of states' rights
- The issue of slavery
- The issue of economic differences between the North and South
- The election of Abraham Lincoln
Approximately 500,000 horses were killed in the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over three days and had more than 51,000 casualties. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history with over 22,000 casualties.
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What factors do you think led to the outbreak of the Civil War?
What were the main turning points in the Civil War?
What were the key differences between the Northern and Southern states that ultimately led to the Civil War?
What evidence can you use to support your claim about the causes of the Civil War?
What reasoning can you use to explain how the Civil War ended?