How did the civil war end slavery?

Answer Many people believe the Civil War was fought over slavery. While slavery was a major issue, this is a common misconception because the war started two years before the Emancipation Proclamation. Ho... Read More »

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How did expansion&slavery start the civil war?

The basic version of the cause of the American Civil War often boils down to one word: slavery. Yet slavery had existed in the United States since before the Constitution was even ratified, and had... Read More »

Slavery and State Rights During the Civil War?

By the end of the 18th century in the United States, slavery had become a standard practice in the agricultural Southern states. However, in the 19th century, arguments arose over the morality of s... Read More »

3rd Grade Guided Reading Activities on Slavery & the Civil War?

Through reading, students can travel back in time and imagine life as it was more than 150 years ago. Interactive reading activities, such as group discussions, can help young students learn about ... Read More »

Was slavery legal in the District of Columbia during the Civil War?

Slavery was legal and common in Washington D.C. before the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the District of Columbia on April 16, 1862, with the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Ac... Read More »