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American Civil War

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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people. War broke out in April 1861 when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. The loyalists of the Union in the North, which also included some geographically western and southern states, proclaimed support for the Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights in order to uphold slavery.
Of the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, seven Southern "slave states" were declared by their state governments to have seceded from the country, and the  Confederate States of America was organized in rebellion against the U.S. constitutional government. The Confederacy grew to control at least a majority of territory in eleven states, and it claimed the additional states of Kentucky and Missouri by assertions from native secessionists fleeing Union authority. These states were given full representation in the Confederate Congress throughout the Civil War. The two remaining "slave states", Delaware and Maryland, were invited to join the Confederacy, but nothing substantial developed due to intervention by federal troops.
The Confederate states were never diplomatically recognized as a joint entity by the government of the United States, nor by that of any foreign country. The states that remained loyal to the U.S. were known as the Union. The Union and the Confederacy quickly raised volunteer and conscription armies that fought mostly in the South over the course of four years. Intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 people dead, more than the number of U.S. military deaths in all other wars combined.The war effectively ended April 9, 1865, when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. Confederate generals throughout the southern states followed suit, the last surrender on land occurring June 23. Much of the South's infrastructure was destroyed, especially the transportation systems. The Confederacy collapsed, slavery was abolished, and four million black slaves were freed. During the Reconstruction era that followed the war, national unity was slowly restored, the national government expanded its power, and civil and political rights were granted to freed black slaves through amendments to the Constitution and federal legislation. The war is one of the most studied and written about episodes in U.S. history.
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American Civil War

American Civil War


AGEOD's American Civil War

Video game

  • Desc: AGEOD's American Civil War: 1861-1865 - The Blue and the Gray is a historical operational turn-based strategy video game that places players at the head of the United States or Confederate States during the American Civil War.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGEOD's_American_Civil_War
  • Type: Thing, VideoGame
  • Result Score: 570.84

The Civil War

American television miniseries

The American Civil War

Book by Paul. Brewer

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 61.24
Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

2016 film

Anonymous 4

Anonymous 4

Musical quartet

  • Desc: Anonymous 4 was an American female a cappella quartet, based in New York City. Their main performance genre was medieval music, although they also premiered works by recent composers such as John Tavener and Steve Reich.
  • URL: http://www.anonymous4.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_4
  • Type: Thing, MusicGroup
  • Result Score: 31.21
Vietnam War

Vietnam War


  • Desc: The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 11.34
Iraqi Civil War

Iraqi Civil War


  • Desc: The Iraqi Civil War was a war which began in January 2014 and ended in December 2017. In 2014, the Iraqi insurgency escalated into a civil war with the conquest of Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, Tikrit and in the major areas of northern Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Civil_War_(2014%E2%80%932017)
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 8.62
Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

2018 film

  • Desc: Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers:_Infinity_War
  • Type: Movie, Thing, CreativeWork
  • Result Score: 4.29


Fictional superhero

  • Desc: The Hulk is a fictional superhero appearing in publications by the American publisher Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in the debut issue of The Incredible Hulk.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 3.43
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

American activist

  • Desc: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 2.16
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