The American Civil War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, a collection of eleven southern states that left the Union in and The conflict began primarily as a result of the long-standing disagreement over the institution of slavery. On February 9, , Jefferson Davis , a former U. Senator and Secretary of War, was elected President of the Confederate States of America by the members of the Confederate constitutional convention. After four bloody years of conflict, the United States defeated the Confederate States.
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But just how well does the average person remember the important facts—the laws, treaties, people, and events that should be familiar to everyone? What follows is not a test; nor are these items necessarily the most important things to know about American history. But these are all things an American-educated person might reasonably be expected to be familiar with. Most of them can be found in my college textbook The American Nation or in any similar work. A good secondary school teacher might mention any of them in the course of a lecture or class discussion. If you have never heard of most of these items, either you have a particularly poor memory or teachers like me have not accomplished what we set out to do. But for the majority of readers, here are things you should know about American history.
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