Many factors contributed to the beginning of the Civil War, most notably the divisive issue of whether or not slavery would be allowed in the territories of the United States. At the time, the United States was rapidly e... More »

The Civil War began on April 12, 1861, when the first shot was fired upon Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, S.C. The state was the first to secede from the United States just a few months prior. More » History Modern History US History

The Civil War of America started on April 12, 1861, and went on until April 9, 1865. It all started when the Confederate Army attacked Fort Sumter located in Charleston Bay in South Carolina. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Battlefield maps are used to show how key factors such as terrain, supply and logistics affected the outcome of various Civil War battles. They are also used to show how these factors impacted tactics and strategy that d... More » History Modern History US History