-Civil War-

The tensions between the northern and southern United States

-The War-

The Civil War started in 1861 and lasteed four years. The war started because southern United States tried to leave the north the reason is that south wanted to keep slavery and north wanted to be slave free.

-Main Roles-

Fort Sumter

On April 12th 1861 the battle of Fort Sumter started along with the Civil War. The confederate army attacked Fort Sumter. So two days later the Union decided to surrender the Fort.

The First Battle of the Bull Run

July 21, 1861 the union and confederate armies fought in virginia. There were 35,000 union troops and 20,000 confederate. The result of the war was that the confederate army won so the North realized it would not be as easy as they thought to win the war.

Surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse

April 9th both General Lee and Grant met in the Appomattox Courthouse and General Lee surrendered. So the Civil War finally ended.

Battle of Palmito Ranch

The battle was fought at the banks Rio Grande, on May 12th. The war was won by the confederates who were fighting to keep there land, but even though the Civil War was over both sides fought hard.


The wars ended and the southern states joined back into the union and slavery was abolished.