Civil War

By: Jimmy Phan, Project Number 203

How did The Civil War begin ?

The Civil War was a war to settle a dispute between The North, also known as The Union wanted to put an end to slave labor and go into more of industrial labor while the opposing side, The South, also known as The Confederate wanted to secede from The Union or The North and keep having slave labor. The War began in 1861 when Confederates opened fire on The Union on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

How did The Civil War end ?

The Civil War ended in 1865. General Robert E. Lee surrendered and signed a treaty at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia in April 9, 1865. The Last Battle was fought at The Palmito Ranch in Texas on May 13, 1865. As a result of the war, The Union has won but approximately 620,000 soldiers died in total of The Civil War and The South had to now go through a process called reconstruction since the War greatly damaged The South.

Facts about important People and Places

Abraham Lincoln: He was The 16th President of The United States and during The Civil War he was on The North's side. He didn't want The North and South to secede from each other.

Harriet Beecher Stowe: She has written The Book " Uncle Tom's Cabin " and this impacted on the war so much that people then begin to think " Did Harriet Beecher Stowe start the war ? ".

Jefferson Davis: He was The President of The South Side during The Civil War.

Ulysses S. Grant: He was The General for The Union Army during The Civil War. He later on became President.

Robert E. Lee: He was The General for the Confederate during The Civil War.

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