Just some introduction to the new unit we will be starting

Abe Lincoln

Considered one of the most important presidents of our history. But was Lincoln as virtuous as we are told?! In class we will discuss not only his policies during the war, but before the war, as well as if freeing the slaves was actually Lincolns idea.

The War

The American Civil War , also known as the War between the States or simply the Civil War (see naming), was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several Southern slave states that had declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South"). The war had its origin in the fractious issue of slavery, and, after four years of bloody combat (mostly in the South), the Confederacy was defeated, slavery was abolished, and the difficult Reconstruction process of restoring unity and guaranteeing rights to the freed slaves began.

Just Some images of the deadliest war on US soil