The Civil War
The American Civil War lasted for only 5 years but divided the country along bitter lines as the North fought to keep southern states from seceding from the Union. Learn about the events leading up the war, how the Union won, and ending slavery.
Assassination of the President
On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theatre. Lincoln would die the following day.
Abolishing Slavery: The Efforts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
This informational text discusses Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s relationship as they both worked towards abolishing slavery.
O Captain! My Captain!
A sailor grieves the loss of his captain, who dies before the completion of their journey.
Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
In this informational text, Mike Kubic discusses Abraham Lincoln’s decision to pass the Emancipation Proclamation and its effects on the nation.
Frederick Douglass: A Biography
National Park Service
This biography of Frederick Douglass provides an overview of his life and work as an abolitionist.
Union wins a victory at Port Royal Sound, South Carolina
The Union experiences one of its early victories against the South in the Battle of Port Royal during the Civil War.
Trailblazing surgeon Mary Walker still one of a kind
As the nation’s first female surgeon, Mary Walker contributed both to the Civil War and to women’s rights.
What happened at Ball’s Bluff?
The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, an early battle of the Civil War, is examined.