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Teaching The Civil War

The Civil War

The election of 1860 brought decades of sectional tensions to a head. Southern states felt threatened by Abraham Lincoln’s victory. They were convinced he would try to abolish slavery within their borders. State by state, beginning with South Carolina, the South seceded from the Union and declared itself the Confederate States of America. Lincoln, however, was committed to preserving the Union, to keeping the country together—even if it meant going to war.

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What were the reasons behind the Civil War and what were its results?
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