Learn the reasons why the Civil War began. Read about several battles and military leaders. Includes timelines of major events and maps of the battle areas. View photographs of the war and the men and women involved. Browse the other eThemes on the Civil War.
Scroll down to learn about what caused the Civil War. Click on the icons on the left side of the page to learn about war medicine, food, how the war was reported in newspapers, marching music, soldier slang, and more. Click on "History Challenge" at the bottom for a short quiz.
Choose a state and then see map of the Civil War battles that took place there. Click on Missouri and then on the links to read about the various battles that took place. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and other ads.
These sites focus on the economic differences between North and South in the 1800's. Learn what caused those differences and what the economies of the northern and southern states were during 1800's, and how economic differences led to the Civil War. Includes maps, lesson plans, and primary documents. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Civil War: Causes and Battles and Civil War: Slavery.