Civil Wars Chapters

When Americans disagreed on the power of individual states to control their respective governments and institutions, they fought a war, between themselves, during 1861 to 1865. Other countries have also fought "civil wars." These stories focus on those people, places and events.

Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

The U.S. landscape changes from a place of peaceful, comfortable living to a land destroyed by warfare.

In Charles Frazier's book, Cold Mountain, Inman is a wounded Confederate soldier who deserts after participating in terrible battles.

Tone enlists the help of the French to revolt, but it is too little, too late.

Famine and poverty follow the failed potato crop of 1845.

Nicholas' daughters survive the first hail of bullets because the gems sewn into their clothing provide some protection from the bullets.

Anna and Douglass help escaping slaves on the Underground Railway and publish his abolitionist newspaper North Star.

DNA and skeletal evidence prove that human remains which are found belong to the Romanov family and their staff.

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