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1—Smithsonian Institute : The American Civil War Timeline
G>Read through the timeline and see the events that lead up to the Civil War. Then go to the section "Collections" and after reading each section click on the set of red dots for more pictures. Then answer the questions below. Who were the abolitionists? Continue and go to Abraham Lincoln. What was public opinion like during his presidency? What is despotism? In the section "First Blood", why is Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth famous? How many soldiers died during this war? What was considered the advantage that the North had over the South? Describe the navies during that time. Briefly describe what was life like then? What was Appomattox?

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