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Amer·i·can Civ·il War

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the Statesnoun

    civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865


  1. American Civil War

    The American Civil War, also known as the War between the States or simply the Civil War, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States and several Southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America. The war had its origin in the fractious issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories. Foreign powers did not intervene. After four years of bloody combat that left over 600,000 soldiers dead and destroyed much of the South's infrastructure, the Confederacy collapsed, slavery was abolished, and the difficult Reconstruction process of restoring national unity and guaranteeing rights to the freed slaves began. In the 1860 presidential election, Republicans, led by Abraham Lincoln, opposed expanding slavery into United States' territories. Lincoln won, but before his inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven slave states with cotton-based economies formed the Confederacy. Outgoing Democratic President James Buchanan and the incoming Republicans rejected secession as illegal. Lincoln's inaugural address declared his administration would not initiate civil war. Eight remaining slave states continued to reject calls for secession. Confederate forces seized numerous federal forts within territory claimed by the Confederacy. A Peace Conference failed to find a compromise, and both sides prepared for war. The Confederates assumed that European countries were so dependent on "King Cotton" that they would intervene; none did and none recognized the new Confederate States of America.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. American Civil War

    1861-1865 conflict between the Union (Northern states) and the 11 Southern states that seceded and were organized as the Confederate States of America.

Editors Contribution

  1. American Civil Warnoun

    According to Alexis de Tocqueville, a French historian and sociologist, It was a REVOLUTION, since it involved a new constitution replacing the already-existing one...I told this to my American History professor in NY, sixty years ago, to which he replied, "What did he know, he was French" ...

    see above.

    Etymology: Latin...It's late, I'm tired, please don't ask for more...

    Submitted by sambergkenneth on January 7, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of American Civil War in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of American Civil War in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • الحرب الأهلية الأمريكيةArabic
  • Americká občanská válkaCzech
  • amerikanske borgerkrigDanish
  • des amerikanischen BürgerkriegesGerman
  • Αμερικανικό Εμφύλιο ΠόλεμοGreek
  • Guerra civil americanaSpanish
  • جنگ داخلی آمریکاPersian
  • Yhdysvaltain sisällissotaFinnish
  • guerre civile américaineFrench
  • अमरीकी गृह युद्धHindi
  • amerikai polgárháborúHungarian
  • perang sipil AmerikaIndonesian
  • Guerra civile americanaItalian
  • מלחמת האזרחים האמריקניתHebrew
  • アメリカ南北戦争Japanese
  • ಅಮೇರಿಕನ್ ನಾಗರಿಕ ಯುದ್ಧKannada
  • 미국 남Korean
  • Bellum Civile AmericanumLatin
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlogDutch
  • amerikanske borgerkrigenNorwegian
  • amerykańska wojna domowaPolish
  • guerra civil AmericanaPortuguese
  • razboiul civil AmericanRomanian
  • американская граRussian
  • Amerikanska inbSwedish
  • அமெரிக்க உள்நாட்டுப் போர்Tamil
  • అమెరికన్ పౌర యుద్ధంTelugu
  • สงครามกลางเมืองอเมริกันThai
  • amerikan iç savaşTurkish
  • Американська громадянська війнаUkrainian
  • امریکی خانہ جنگیUrdu
  • chiến tranh dân sự người MỹVietnamese
  • אמעריקאנער סיוויל מלחמהYiddish
  • 美國南北戰爭Chinese

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