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The American Civil War was a conflict in the United States that occurred from April 12, 1861 until May 9, 1865 between the Confederate States of America and the Union.

Causes[]

Leading up to the American Civil War, northern and southern politicians fought over the issue and expansion of slavery. Several decades leading up to the war, northern and southern states fought to maintain an equal number of slave and free states in Congress. Several compromises were made between the two factions to limit this including the Missouri Compromise. The Missouri Compromise drew a line at the state of Missouri's southern border and declared no slave states could be created above the line. However, after a few decades, the Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed slave states to be created above this line. Then following the election of Abraham Lincoln, many southerners felt that their voice in politics was no more and decided to leave the union.

Battles[]

The war first started when Fort Sumter was attacked in South Carolina by the Confederates.

First battle of Mannas.(1861) Second battle of Mannas.(1862) Battle of Antiem(1862) Battle of Gettysburg(1863)Battle of Chanslorville(1863) Battle of Shiloh(1864) battle of the Wilderness(1864) battle of Spotsovania Court House(1864)Battle of Appitomax(1865) ===

Commanders/Leaders(USA) president Abraham Lincoln, General George Meade, and General Ulysses S. Grant. (CSA) president Jefferson Davis, General Thomas(Stonewall)Jackson,and General Robert E. Lee.[]

Countries/States involved Confederate States of America.(CSA) vs United States of America.(USA)[]

References[]

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