Introduction When many imagine the American Civil War, they tend to think of the blue and gray clashing on the battlefields of Gettysburg or Antietam. Many imagine soldiers of either Anglo or African descent. However, many do not conjure up soldiers who were descendants of Spanish ancestry fighting in the American Civil War. This part... Continue Reading →
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.