Introduction Did the South have a legal right to secede? Is the United States a unified nation in which the individual states merged their sovereign rights and identities forever, or is it a federation of sovereign states joined together temporarily from which they can withdraw at any time? Whether or not states had the constitutional... Continue Reading →
The Vicksburg Campaign series – background and buildup
In this new series we will analyze the Vicksburg Campaign. The first installment will look at the beginnings of the campaign and the war in the west.
Background to the Civil War – causes and events
There were many events that led up to the American Civil War. This article will give you a brief and comprehensive overview of the events that ultimately led to the War Between the States.
The Compromise of 1850 – what did it do and its importance?
The Compromise of 1850 showed that American was beyond the brink of repair in the decade before the American Civil War. Although the compromise did create temporary peace, it failed to mend the sectional divide brewing in America.
1828 – What Was the Nullification Crisis and What Did it Do?
The Nullification Crisis brought America to the brink of civil war in 1828 and 1832. This debate over tariffs established the principle of nullification and led a debate over whether or not sates could rule federal law null and void.
What was the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and What Did it Do?
Background of the Missouri Compromise The Missouri Compromise was a result of the Founding Fathers not answering the question of slavery. The founding fathers chose to instead put the question off. They did so because they failed to see eye to eye and needed to ratify the Constitution. By failing to answer this question once... Continue Reading →