Slavery and the Civil War

South Carolina. Convention. An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other states united with her under the compact entitled, The Constitution of the United States of America."We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention. Charleston, 1860. Pdf.

How and why did the war become a war to end slavery?

Download Primary Source Set: Slavery and the Civil War

By examining actions and words of black and white Americans, slaves, and government officials, this set is designed to help students understand how the meaning and purpose of the Civil War evolved from 1861 to 1865.