The main reasons for the secession of the Southern from the Union were states' rights, unfair taxation and slavery. In general, the states that seceded felt that the laws of the Union were unfair. More »

There were many positive effects of the Civil War; for example, slavery was banned, citizenship was granted to all people born in the U.S., and the women's rights movement gained traction. The nation came together when i... More »

The television series "Dead or Alive" is about a veteran of the Civil War by the name of Josh Randall, played by actor Steve McQueen, who works as a bounty hunter during the 1870s in what is known as the "Wild West." He ... More »

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There were many positive effects of the Civil War; for example, slavery was banned, citizenship was granted to all people born in the U.S., and the women's rights movement gained traction. The nation came together when i... More »

The Civil War was a complex conflict stemming from myriad causes including slavery, trade, and federal structure, and as such it is a matter of opinion as to whether or not it was preventable. Many forces were in play at... More »

The American Civil War was primarily fought over differences of opinion about the right of the federal government to determine whether slavery was legal in individual states; the hostile action that started the actual wa... More »

Positive outcomes of the Civil War included a stronger United States government and the abolition of slavery, while negative outcomes included a high death toll and ongoing racial strife. The Civil War took place from 18... More »