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It features a timeline of America's wars, from the Revolution to Iraq. Watch an interactive presentation on each war -- slideshows and movies, text and photos, and dozens of artifacts (firearms, flags, uniforms). Read an overview of each conflict; learn about its causes, major events, and consequences. Gain a sense of how wars have shaped our history.

Informative site about the causes of the Civil War. Has links to other Civil War information including a time line.

Provides biographies, narratives and major events of Jim Crow era.

An interactive timeline from 1863-1954

This page has a list of links about the Civil War, including a list of major battles under each year. Other topics include biographies of generals and the economy.

A review of United States History to 1877.

Information on weapons, battles, the people involved and more can all be useful in discussions about the Civil War. There are also photographs and documents that relate to the War.

A companion piece to Ken Burns' work, this site offers great military history including maps, documents, etc.

This year-by-year timeline includes the major events with links to the minor battles. The consistency of the format allows the student to find information quickly. (For instance, "Estimated Casualties" is always the last item of a battle.) Additional links cover topics such as music history, women in the war, and so on.