The Civil War


was mainly started because of the issue of slavery. The South wanted the right to have slavery in the West, but the North didn't want it to spread to the West. Since they couldn't agree they became very angry and started the war between the states.
CONFEDERATE STATES OF 1861
In 1860, on December 20, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Because South Carolina was the only state that seceded, representatives from South Carolina were sent to talk to other Southern states to get them to secede from the Union and start their own country.
On January 9, 1861, Mississippi seceded and then on January 10, Florida seceded, Alabama seceded on January 11, Georgia on January 19, Louisiana on ...

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not want to change their lifestyles like the North.

On February 4, the seceding states met in Montgomery, Alabama. There, they formed the Confederate States of America. They also made Montgomery their capital. They wrote a constitution, chose a legislature, and elected a president. The president that was elected was Jefferson Davis from Mississippi, and a vice-president, Alexander Stephens.

Jefferson Davis was born in 1808 in Christian County, Kentucky. As a boy he grew up in Mississippi and went to a catholic school. Then he went to Transylvania University in 1821 and graduated at West Point in 1828. After school he joined the army and served in the Black Hawk War, which was the last Indian and White Man War east of the Mississippi River.

After that he married the daughter of Zachary Taylor, Sarah Kneex Taylor. After his wife's death in September of 1835, Jefferson bought a plantation in Mississippi and enters politics. In 1845, he married again to ...

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slave states) would also enter the Confederacy. But these states stayed with the Union, which hurt the Confederate states in two ways. One way was that large amount of people lived in those states and the second way was that there were more states in the Union then the Confederacy. The Union also had more ships, factories, people, and better railroads and more money. The Confederate states had cotton, which they traded with England. The Confederate government thought that if they would trade cotton with England, England would help them out with the war.

The Confederate states also had more experienced officers and soldiers that fought in the Mexican War, plus the South ...

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