Causes of the Civil War
A discussion of the causes of the Civil War, centered around the issue of slavery, from About.com guide Kennedy Hickman.
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential decree freeing slaves in the Confederacy. The act transformed the Civil War into a moral war against the system of slavery.
Dred Scott Decision
A short overview of the Dred Scott decision, which helped lead to the Civil War, from About.com guide Martin Kelly.