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Events Preceding the War

Jacksonian Democracy, Abolitionism and the Failure of Unity (1820-1860)

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1860: The Year Leading to Inevitable Bloodshed  
Brooks: Divides Nation in His Caning of Senator  
Buchanan Presidency: Neither Weak nor Treasonous  
Camel Corps: A Unique Band of Recruits  
Davis' early picks got command on both sides  
Douglas: 'Little Giant' Overshadowed Lincoln Before War  
Early Americans Praised War Experienced Presidents  
Economics: The Culture Behind North-South Split  
Emerson and Abolitionists: A Clear-eyed View  
Fillmore's Pivotal Role in Our Nation's History  
Jacksonian Democracy Rooted in Frontier Meritocracy  
John Brown's Rebellion Enticed Hundreds  
Kansas-Nebraska Act: Congress Sparked Bloodletting  
Lincoln-Douglas Debates: Country's Desinty Changed  
Meigs: Captain's Aqueduct Work Still Benefits Area  
Mexican War: A Training Ground for North-South Conflict  
Nation at the 'point of no return'  
New Orleans: A Port of Vital SIgnificance  
Pryor: Comic-Opera 'Duel' Foretells Bloodier Fight  
Sickles: Adultery, Bloodshed and 'The Trial of The Century'  
Tucker: Early and Influential Advocate of Secession  
Tyler, Ex-President: A Supporter of Confederacy's Cause  
Vice-President Elect Hamlin Unrecognizable to Mob  
Winfield Scott: A Pompous But Able Professional  
 
    The Slavery Period
(1619-1860)

The American Revolution, Constitution and Founding
Fathers (1770-1820)

Jacksonian Democracy, Abolitionism and the Failure
of Unity (1820-1860)
 
    1861       1863        1865
1862       1864
 
    Abraham Lincoln
Other Unionists
Jefferson Davis
Other Confederates
 
    Ulysses S. Grant
Other Union Leaders

Robert E. Lee
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  Union Soldiers and Sailors
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors
Northern Civilians
Southern Civilians
 
  Slavery During the War
The Growth of Freedmen
The Emancipation Proclamation
United States Colored Troops
 
  The North
The South
From Slavery to Freedom
– and Back Again
 
   
 
   
  Washington, DC, Area During the War
Richmond During the War
The Medical Field During the War
Modern Events About the Civil War
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