Slavery and State Rights During the Civil War?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

States Rights During the Civil War?

One of the most enduring political quarrels that has plagued the United States since its inception is the argument over states' rights. The Founding Fathers took measures in an attempt to resolve t... Read More »

Kent State University civil rights protest?

The American pit bull terrier Sergeant Stubby who served with the 102nd Infantry in France during WW1 was interred in the The Price of Freedom: Americans at War exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washin... Read More »

How did the civil war end slavery?

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 »