Secession and Civil War

Frederick Douglass, the powerful orator of the 
abolitionists, who bought himself out of slavery.

Lincoln's election in 1860 brought the Southern states to the point of secession and Lincoln to a fateful question: Should he allow peaceful secession or should he coerce the rebels to stay in the Union?

 I. Secession of the South

II. The North and the South Compared

III. Early Strategies of the Opposing Sides
For a quick view of key events and battles, see the Chart: Key Civil War Events

IV. Northern Domestic Issues

V. Northern Foreign Issues
Please cite this source when appropriate:

 Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources" (31 March 1998).

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