60 Unifying Photos Bring Back Good Memories From When We Were Younger

Civil war veteran sharing stories with a captive audience in 1935.

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The American Civil War was a defining moment in our nation’s history. It was fought from 1861 to 1865 when war finally broke out between the Union soldiers of the north and the confederate south after much controversy regarding slavery and state's rights in general.

The Northern victory resolved two issues: the first being whether the US was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government.

The second issue dealt with whether or not this nation which declares all men were created equal, would continue to keep slaves.  Thankfully the North won, slavery was abolished, and this nation was united.