April 12

Civil War begins at Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC

April 12, 1861

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  • Lesson 1: On the Eve of War: North vs. South
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    Lesson 1: On the Eve of War: North vs. South

    This lesson will examine the economic, military and diplomatic strengths and weaknesses of the North and South on the eve of the Civil War. In making these comparisons students will use maps and read original documents to decide which side, if any, had an overall advantage at the start of the war.

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