Civil War (1860-1865)
KNOW? That conflict
over issues of how much control the federal
government should have over the states,
industrialization, trade, and especially slavery
had increased tension between Northern and
Southern states. After Abraham Lincoln was elected
president in 1860, 11 Southern states seceded (or
withdrew) from the Union and set up an independent
government--the Confederate States of America.
These events led to the outbreak of the Civil
War--a brutal, bloody, four-year conflict that
left the South defeated and ended slavery at the
cost of more than half a million lives.
Did You KNOW? That on...