Civil War Causes, Timelines, Flags, & Maps

Updated May 3, 2008

JUMP TO: Differences between the North & South AND Causes of the Civil War / Timelines / Charts & Outlines / Flags / Maps

CAUSES & SPECIFIC INCIDENTS LEADING TO THE CIVIL WAR
Comparisons of the North & South
The Southern Colonies 
  New England Colonies 
  Middle Colonies 
  Comparison Between New England & the South 
  Comparing the North and the South during the Jackson Era 
  Ways of Life North and South 
  Two Americas - North and South 
  Lands of Promise - North and South
  Agriculture rules the South
  Tocqueville's North 
  Advantages / Disadvantages of the Civil War
    1800: Side by Side - Yankees and Southerners
  Making Extremists Sectional Tensions and Causes of the American Civil War
  Protective Tariffs  "Benefits For The North" 
  States' Rights  "Powers Reserved To The States"  
  The South During the Civil War 
  The North During the Civil War 
  Civil War Explorer > North vs. South 
  The Mason-Dixon Line
  GRAPHS: Civil War - North & South Industrial capacity comparisons
  GRAPH: New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies 
  Civil War Explorer > North vs South Maps & Charts 
   The South: Where is it? What is it? - with graphs and maps to illustrate.


Events Leading to the Civil War
OUTLINE: CIVIL WAR
  Coming Of The Civil War, 1850-1860
  Armed Conflict: The Civil War 
Constitution On Slavery 
Causes of the Civil War
  Causes of the Civil War (Confederate View)
  List of reasons leading to the American Civil War 
   Civil War Lecture Outline 
  Expansion and Civil War 
  Civil War Beginnings
  Sectional Conflict
   Politics and War 
   Beyond Face Value - Overview of the Civil War
  MANIFEST DESTINY: AN EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY--OR SLAVERY? 
  OUTLINE: Secession and Civil War
  Secession Crisis
USA:(4)Cotton promotes slavery
Slavery and Exclusion Laws
Extension of Slavery
     Causes of the Civil War: A Balanced Answer
Causes of the Civil War-a North Georgia perspective 
  States' Rights  "Powers Reserved To The States" 
  Protective Tariffs  "Benefits For The North"
  KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS - 1798
Prosser Rebellion  "First Major Slave Insurrection"  August 30, 1800 
The Hartford Convention: New England considers secession, 1815
Admitting Missouri as a Slave State with Map
  African American Journey: Missouri Compromise 
    Liberia: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress) 
  American Colonization Society (ACS) (Library of Congress) 
  Liberian Colony in 1822 
Tariff of Abominations(1828)
  DANIEL WEBSTER: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
  The Hayne-Webster Debate: 1830
  William Lloyd Garrison, Editorial in The Liberator, Volume I, 1831
Nat Turner: "The Prophet" 1831 
  HENRY CLAY: THE GREAT COMPROMISER, PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV  
  Henry Clay  "The Great Pacificator"  
  Land-Grant Bills  "Blocked By Southern Politicians" 
      South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification, 1832
Ordinance of Nullification, 1832
  ANDREW JACKSON ON NULLIFICATION 
   John Quincy Adams: Gag Rule Tactics, 1837 
  The United States in the 1840s 
  Campaign Histories: 1840-1860
  Whigs, Democrats and "Know-Nothings" 
  WILMOT PROVISO, 1846
  Getting the Message Out! Pivotal Events: The Wilmot Proviso 
    OUTLINE: 1850s - Decade of Controversy
  Ferment of the 1850's 
  Compromise of 1850 & The Fugitive Slave Act 
  African American Journey: Compromise of 1850 
  APPROACH TO WAR: AMERICA IN THE 1850s
    Daniel Webster's notes for his speech to the United States Senate favoring the Compromise 
  Daniel Webster - The Seventh of March Speech, 1850 
  Compromise of 1850
  Daniel Webster - Defender of the Constitution 
Daniel Webster's Seventh of March Speech
  John C. Calhoun in the U.S. Capitol 
  John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun's speech to the United States Senate against the Compromise 
U.S. Senate Historical Minutes: Henry Clay Dies, 1852 
  THE GATHERING TEMPEST, 1853-1860
Furman: Charleston Mercury, 23 January 1854(Missouri Compromise) 
  Free-Soil Party 
  PBS - THE WEST - Free Soil 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: On the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854 
  PRIMARY DOCUMENT: Lincoln Fragment on Slavery 
KANSAS: The Prelude to the War for the Union 
Lecompton, Slavery Capital
Lecompton Constitution
  Bleeding Kansas: 1854 - 1861 
  Charles Sumner 
  U.S. Senate Historical Minutes: Caning of Charles Sumner, 1856
Dred Scott: Introduction - America in 1857 - Case Background - In the Federal Judicial System - The Supreme Court's Decision - Republican Reactions - Democratic Reaction Impact of Dred Scott
USA: Dred Scott - Index  
  LINCOLN'S HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH, June 1858 
  TIMELINE: John Brown
  The American Experience | John Brown's Holy War
  John Brown Homepage 
    JOHN BROWN'S LAST SPEECH November 2, 1859 
   Civil War Lecture Outline: 1860 - 1862 
  SECESSION AND CIVIL WAR, 1860-1862
  Compromise Efforts 
  Crittenden Compromise
  Causes of the Civil War: The Fire-Eaters 
  Copperheads  "Peace Democrats"
  Lincoln's Election in 1860 - More on Lincoln, HERE.
  Lincoln the Realist 
  OUTLINE: Secession and Civil War 
  Legal Justification of the South in Secession 
  Secession Justification 
  The Quandary of Secession  
  South Carolina Secedes 
  The First Wave of Secession
  POLITICAL CARTOONS: The South Secedes
  U.S. Senate Historical Minutes - Jefferson Davis' Farewell, 1861 
  U.S. Senate: Historical Minutes - Ten Senators Expelled, 1861 
    The Beginning of War, March - June 1861 
    THERE WAS ANOTHER SOUTH: HISTORICAL STEREOTYPES 
  CONDITIONAL UNIONISTS WERE NOT FENCE-SITTERS
  Crisis at Fort Sumter
  A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM, 1863-1865   
  Henry David Thoreau's "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" 
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact of her book, UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
 

FOR MORE ON THE ROLE OF SLAVERY PRIOR AND DURING THE WAR, PLEASE CHECK OUT MY SLAVERY & ABOLITION PAGE.

TIMELINES
The History Place - U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 
   This Week in the Civil War
  Civil War Explorer > Timeline 
TIMELINE: American Slavery to 1800 
  TIMELINE: History of Slavery 1619 to 1789
  TIMELINE: Slavery and Religion in America: 1440-1866
TIMELINE: 1619 - 1861: Expansion, Slavery, and Civil War 
TIMELINE: American Slavery and Sectionalism (with Mexican War) 
  TIMELINE: John Brown 
  TIMELINE: Abraham Lincoln 
  TIMELINE: Jefferson Davis
  TIMELINE: Secession Crisis
  TIMELINE: Civil War - 1861 - 1862 - 1863 - 1864 - 1865 
  TIMELINE: Civil War 
  TIMELINE: Chronology of Emancipation
TIMELINE: 1860 - 1898: Civil War and Reconstruction
TIMELINE: Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow
TIMELINE: WhatUSA: Year by Year in the USA: 1858 - 1865
  TIMELINE: What in the Rest of the World: 1858-1864 
  TIMELINE: Frederick Douglass 
  TIMELINE: Reconstruction: 1865-1896 
More timelines available on specific topic pages on my Main Civil War page.

CHARTS & OUTLINES
CHART: Key Events and Battles of the Civil War
  OUTLINE: CIVIL WAR 
  OUTLINE: Colonial Slavery
  OUTLINE: Sectionalism - 1816-1840's 
  OUTLINE: Sectionalism & National Growth
   OUTLINE: Secession and Civil War 
  OUTLINE: 1850s - Decade of Controversy 
  CHART: The Peculiar Institution of American Slavery
  OUTLINE: Reconstruction (1865-1877) 
GRAPH: New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies
  CHART: America's Civil War: Border States' Population, 1860
  GRAPHS: Civil War 
  GRAPH: Slavery and the U.S. Presidents 
More Charts, Graphs, & Outlines are available on Specific Civil War topics at my MAIN CIVIL WAR page.


FLAGS
Symbols in Battle: Civil War Flags In National Park Service Collections 
  Civil War Flags (United States)
  Flags of the Confederacy 
More Flags Of The Confederacy 
   Bonnie Blue Flag
   Civil War Flags Index
   Ancient American Art: War Between the States Regiment Flags for Southern 
  Confederate Flag Battle: A Time To Teach 
  Confederate Flag Issues 
More pictures and info on Union flags can be found on my General U.S.A. History page under the Flag section.
More info on the Confederate Flag issue in the South can be found on my Reconstruction and Lost Cause page.

MAPS
 
 American Civil War MAPS 
  Civil War Maps Collection - Introduction 
  Teacher Resources - Collection - Civil War Maps 
Rare Map Collection - American Civil War
  Civil War Explorer > North vs South Maps & Charts     
  MAPS: Civil War Picture Gallery
  MAP: Compromise of 1850
  MAP: State Participation in the Civil War 
Map of Allegiances of the States - 1861 
Civil War Image Map
Assorted Civil War Maps
Order of Secession Map and Map of the Progress of Secession (mirror site)
   Map of State Battle Locations American Civil War 
  MAP: Railways of Southern States During the Civil War 
Area Map | Civil War Sites in the Eastern Theatre
U.S. Civil War Center -- A Nation Divided (Map)
    KIRCHNER'S MAP OF THE CONFEDERACY
Africans in America: Clickable Map of the British Colonies 
  MAPS: Charting the African American Journey 
   MAP: Reconstruction Military Districts 

More maps available on specific topic pages on my Main Civil War site. 

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