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The 13 Colonies
Go to this part of the Socials Studies for Kids web site to learn about the first colonies before the United States became a country.
This website is excellent not only for it's links, but because it
has activities right on it for students on the Civil War.
Compromise of 1850
Summary of the Compromise of 1850.
Many links to information and primary sources about the Civil War 1861-1865.
Many links to information and primary sources about slavery, abolitionism, and the events leading to the Civil War.
North and South Debate
For primary sources, mostly newspapers in which Northerners and Southerners frequently attack one another over important events in the last ten years before the war. You can get extra credit by paraphrasing their arguments, identifying bias ( loaded words, exaggerations, and one-sidedness.) You could also compare and contrast Southern and Northern reactions to a particular issue.
More Civil War Information
More Links on the Civil War