The www vl - world wide web virtual library is a collection of subject related web sites on the american civil war, usa civil war, 1861 - 1865. African-american history 1850-1880 the coming of the war antecedents and causes causes of the civil war war and emancipation, by henry ward beecher (page images at moa) the www-vl: history: united states: the coming of the civil war, 1850-1860. By 1860, the number of african americans in north carolina had reached 361,522 (up from 140,000 in 1800) moreover, north carolina's population of free blacks had reached 30,463 by 1860 among the latter, furniture maker thomas day and educator john chavis managed to achieve widespread recognition for their talents. Secession, in us history, the withdrawal of 11 slave states (states in which slaveholding was legal) from the union during 1860–61 following the election of abraham lincoln as president secession precipitated the american civil war. In 1860 the total population of the us was around 30 million people from which almost 4 million were slaves 19 out of 36 states had no slaves during the american civil war mississippi and south carolina were the only two states which had more slaves than free people: 430,000 slaves out of 790,000 total population in mississippi and 400,000.
The civil war is the central event in america's historical consciousness while the revolution of 1776-1783 created the united states, the civil war of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it. This portrait of a solitary african-american soldier brings the personal suffering and the deeper meaning of the civil war into focus the most destructive war in america's history was fought among its own people the civil war was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions for four long and bloody. The american civil war: 1860-1865 to understand this nation's history, you must understand the causes and effects of the american civil war (1861-1865) one historian even referred to the civil war as the crossroads of our being a study of. Title history of the civil war in the united states, 1860-1865 contributor names comparative synoptical chart co, limited.
Civil war timeline (leslie's illustrated history of the civil war) november 6, 1860- abraham lincoln is elected sixteenth president of the united states, the first republican president in the nation who represents a party that opposes the spread of slavery in the territories of the united states. The american civil war was the largest and most destructive conflict in the western world between the end of the napoleonic wars in 1815 and the onset of world war i in 1914 the civil war started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the. The american civil war (also known by other names) was a war fought in the united states (us) from 1861 to 1865 [c] the civil war is the most studied and written about episode in us history [15. Regular army before the civil w r the 1845 – 1860 5 5 introduction although over one hundred fifty years have passed since the start of the american civil war, that titanic conflict continues to matter the forces unleashed by that war were immensely destruc- the civil war, 1845–1860. The day of the battle of antietam (or sharpsburg) on sept 17, 1862, was the single bloodiest day of the civil war, and remains the single bloodiest day in american military history more than.
Icons: abraham lincoln, civil war, ulysses s grant the pony express leaves sacramento, ca, for st joseph, mo, on april 3, 1860 on february 9, 1861, after resigning from the us senate, jefferson davis is selected to be the provisional president of the confederate states of america. A timeline of the 1860s, including the american civil war, the greatest historical event of the decade, as well as other events around the world a timeline of the 1860s, including the american civil war, the greatest historical event of the decade, as well as other events around the world american history timeline from 1860 to 1870 share. The american civil war is an important event in the history of america the civil war started on 1861 and ended in 1865 the war was between the northern and the southern slave states of the united states. This dramatized documetary film is an overview of the american civil war (1861-1865), one of the most important event in the history of the united states in the 1860 presidential election.
The american civil war: causes & impacts abraham lincoln was elected as the 16th president in 1860 and shortly after, south carolina was the first southern state to secede on december 20, 1860. The american civil war was not a simple struggle between slaveholders and abolitionists, argues tim stanley tim stanley | published in history today volume 61 issue 9 september 2011 lincoln’s last warning: ‘now if you don’t come down i’ll cut the tree from under you’harper’s weekly, october 11th, 1862. The civil war in the united states began in 1861, after decades of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states’ rights and westward expansion the election of.
December 20, 1860 - south carolina secedes from the union followed within two months by mississippi, florida, alabama, georgia, louisiana and texas the nation is reunited as the civil war ends over 620,000 americans died in the war, with disease killing twice as many as those lost in battle [ the history place main page | american. The american civil war, also known as the war between states and the war of secession, was an extremely gruesome and bloody war (world book 614) the war, which started on april 12, 1861, when the southern troops fired on fort sumter, and ended 4 years later, took more american lives than any other war in history (614. South carolina was the first state to secede from the union in december 1860, and was one of the founding member states of the confederacy in february 1861 the bombardment of the beleaguered us garrison at fort sumter in charleston harbor on april 12, 1861 is generally recognized as the first military engagement of the war south carolina was a source of troops for the confederate army.