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History: American Civil War for Kids

History: American Civil War for Kids
Back to History for Kids The American Civil War was fought between southern and northern states of the United States. The southern states didn't want to be part of the United States any more and decided to make their own country. However, the northern states wanted to stay one country. The South (Confederacy) When the southern states decided to break away, or secede, they made their own country called the Confederate States of America, or the Confederacy. The North (Union) The North consisted of the remaining 25 states which were located in the north. Why did the Southern states want to leave? The Southern states were worried that as the United States expanded, they would gain less power. Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the president of the United States during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln The Fighting The Civil War was the deadliest war in American history. Recommended books and references: The American Civil War : An Overview by Carin T.

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The U.S. Civil War The American Civil War The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror by clicking on these links. Timeline of the American Civil War Follow the American Civil War, from its causes to its conclusion. Key people and events are highlighted along the way. Civil War Glossary More than 100 people, places, and things (battles, elections, etc.) are defined here, with corresponding links. The Civil War First Battle of Bull Run Kurz & Allison Civil War Facts Location About the Underground Railroad What is slavery? Slavery is a system of labor in which people are forced to work for someone else without pay and without the freedom to leave if they want to. Slaves have to work and live as their masters tell them to.

Union & Confederate Officer's Jackets Union After the fall of Fort Sumter, the United States War Department was unable to make enough uniforms fast enough. The northern states were told to dress their own companies. Timeline February 9 - The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis as president. April 12 - At 4:30 AM Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War begins. April 17 - Virginia secedes from the Union, followed within 5 weeks by Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, thus forming an eleven state Confederacy. April 19 - President Lincoln issues a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports.

Slavery in America Stories from Slavery Read the stories of the slaves and the slave masters and how they shaped 19th century society ​Slaves in the New World Civil War Battles Civil War Battles Facts Dates Theaters American Civil War Facts What started the war? › The tensions between the Northern states and the Southern states split the nation in two, plunging the country into Civil War. What started the war? › The nation divided › Overview What does "civil rights" mean? Civil rights are basic rights that every citizen has under the laws of the government. In the United States the civil rights of each individual citizen are protected by the Constitution. Civil rights for every person means that regardless of gender, skin color, religion, nationality, age, disability, or religion, a person should not be discriminated against. Civil rights include the right to free speech, privacy, religion, assembly, a fair trial, and freedom of thought. The term "civil rights" comes from the Latin term "ius civis", which means "rights of a citizen."

Biography for Kids: Ida B. Wells History >> Biography >> Civil Rights for Kids Occupation: Journalist, civil rights and women's activist Born: July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi Died: March 25, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois Best known for: Leading a campaign against lynching Biography: Where did Ida B. Wells grow up? Ida B. Rosa Parks - KIDS DISCOVER Rosa Parks had endured prejudice, bigotry, and injustice all her life. She knew this was unfair and unjust. What made it worse was that there were laws that supported the unjust treatment of black people.

Birmingham Campaign History >> Civil Rights for KidsWhat was the Birmingham Campaign? The Birmingham Campaign was a series of protests against racial segregation in Birmingham, Alabama that took place in April of 1963. Background African-American Civil Rights Movement History >> Civil Rights for Kids March on Washington Aug 28, 1963from the United States Information Agency The African-American Civil Rights Movement was an ongoing fight for racial equality that took place for over 100 years after the Civil War. Civil Rights Act of 1964 History >> Civil Rights for Kids The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of the United States. It outlawed discrimination, ended racial segregation, and protected the voting rights of minorities and women. President Lyndon Johnson signing the law