The confederate states of america, which existed from 1861 to 1865, was a collection of 11 states that seceded from the united states in 1860 and 1861 the confederacy, as it was collectively known, was one of many belligerents who fought in the civil war. The confederate states of america was a collection of 11 states that seceded from the united states in 1860 following the election of president abraham lincoln led by jefferson davis and existing. The confederate states of america (also called the confederacy, the confederate states, and the csa) was an unrecognized state set up from 1861 to 1865 by eleven southern slave states of the united states of america that had declared their secession from the us the csa's de facto control over its claimed territory varied during the course of the american civil war, depending on the success.
The civil war is sponsored by bank of america corporation for public broadcasting funding for the 25th anniversary presentation of the civil war was provided by bank of america, the corporation. This dramatized documetary film is an overview of the american civil war (1861-1865), one of the most important event in the history of the united states the united states of america and. Video: comparing union & confederate civil war strategies learn about the different strategies that the union and the confederacy used during the american civil war, and how those strategies.
The confederate states of america is a nation in the south-central portion of north america it is bordered to the north by the united states of america, to the south, mexico, and hispaniathe confederate states of america were formed at the end of the american civil war, in 1864, and were recognized as a nation by the united states, per the treaty. Csa: the confederate states of america is a 2004 mockumentary directed by kevin willmott it's a fictional tongue-in-cheek account of an alternate history in which the confederates won the. Symbols of the confederacy are an inescapable fact of life in southern states the confederate flag is displayed prominently near the south carolina statehouse, evoked in multiple southern state. The american civil war overview introduction with the election of the anti-slavery republican candidate for president, abraham lincoln, the southern states decided they had to take drastic action in order to protect their own interests. The american civil war the american civil war by readworks source: united states marines the american civil war lasted from 1861 to 1865 it was the result of a period of.
The civil war, also known as “the war between the states,” 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 1860 and 1861 and formed their own country in order to protect the institution of slavery. On the northern side, edward p doherty was an american civil war officer who formed and led the detachment of soldiers that captured and killed john wilkes booth, the assassin of united states president abraham lincoln, in a virginia barn on april 26, 1865, twelve days after lincoln was fatally shot. Richard trask had been a colonel in the confederate states army during the civil war while a good tactician, trask was also a ruthless and merciless opponent on the battlefield after the war, trask took a group of former soldiers who remained loyal to him, garbed them in masks and hoods, and.
The confederate states of the america was formed in february of 1861 by several southern states that seceded from the united states prior to the beginning of the civil war, there were seven member states including south carolina, mississippi, florida, alabama, georgia, louisiana, and texas. The civil war home page contains thousands of pages of civil war material including photos, constitution of the confederate states of america the government established by this constitution is the successor of the provisional government of the confederate states of america, and all the laws passed by the latter shall continue in force. There are many causes that led to the american civil war while slavery is generally cited as the main cause for the war, other political and cultural differences between the north and the south certainly contributed.
Confederate states did claim the right to secede, but no state claimed to be seceding for that right in fact, confederates opposed states’ rights — that is, the right of northern states not. The confederate states of america (csa) was a short-lived government that existed in the southern united states during the american civil war it was established in 1861 by seven southern states in which slavery was legal, after abraham lincoln was elected president of the us, but before he took office. The view from the confederacy the confederate states of america (csa) consisted of eleven states that seceded from the union before or after the inauguration of abraham lincoln in 1860 and 1861.