CATEGORIES

Unlikely Election

When seven southern states seceded from the Union over the winter of 1860– 61, they did so mainly as a result of the election of Abraham Lincoln as president. Lincoln was an unlikely winner from an unlikely party in an unlikely year.

4 mins read
Cobblestone American History Magazine for Kids
November/December 2016

A Compromise to Save the Union

White Americans found compromises between slavery and freedom in the early years of the nation.

3 mins read
Cobblestone American History Magazine for Kids
November/December 2016

The Call to Fight SLAVE REBELLIONS

To Nat Turner, the unusual bluish-green sun that dawned one morning was a sign.

4 mins read
Cobblestone American History Magazine for Kids
November/December 2016

A Deep Divide

Long before fighting with guns started in the Civil War (1861–1865), Americans fought with words and ideas. As this issue shows, nearly all the disagreements involved slavery, and efforts to compromise never permanently eliminated the threat that slavery presented to the nation’s united future.

2 mins read
Cobblestone American History Magazine for Kids
November/December 2016

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