In what year did the Civil War begin?
The Civil War was a conflict between the northern and southern states of the United States from 1861 to 1865. The main cause of the war was the disagreement between the northern and southern states over slavery. The war ended with the surrender of the Confederate army and the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
The U.S. Civil War
Union: The United States of America in the Civil War, including the states loyal to the federal government. Confederacy: The Confederate States of America in the Civil War, which seceded from the Union. Emancipation Proclamation: An executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, which declared the freedom of all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union.
The Civil War was the first war in which the telegraph was used extensively for communication. The first national cemetery was established during the Civil War in 1862. During the Civil War, the first successful submarine attack in history took place when the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank the Union warship Housatonic in Charleston Harbor.
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What were the major causes of the American Civil War?
How did the Civil War influence present-day American society?
How did the people involved in the Civil War feel about the issues during that time?
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In which year did the American Civil War begin?
What was the main cause of the American Civil War?
- States' rights
- Political power
- The withdrawal of a group from a larger entity
- The coming together of different groups
- The formation of a new country
Work together in pairs: What strategies did Abraham Lincoln use to keep the Union together during the Civil War?