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Slavery, the Confederate States of America, and the 1861-65 War of Secession

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  1. Lincoln's House Divided Speech (Jun. 17, 1858)
  2. Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    1. Second Joint Debate (Freeport, Aug. 27, 1858)
    2. Third Joint Debate (Jonesboro, Sep. 15, 1858)
    3. Seventh Joint Debate (Alton, Oct. 15, 1858)
  3. John Brown's Last Speech (Nov. 2, 1859)
  4. Floyd County, Georgia, Resolutions on Secession (1860)
  5. HTML Version or Menu Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech (February 27, 1860)
  6. Platform of Republican Party (May 16, 1860)
  7. Platform of Democratic Party (Jun. 18, 1860)
  8. Platform of Breckenridge Faction of Democratic Party (Jun., 1860)
  9. President Buchanan on Secession (Dec. 3, 1860)
  10. Crittenden Peace Resolutions (Dec. 18, 1860)
  11. Mississippi Resolutions on Secession (Nov. 30, 1860)
  12. South Carolina Ordinance of Secession (Dec. 20, 1860)
  13. South Carolina Declaration of Causes (Dec. 24, 1860)
  14. HTML Version or Menu Ordinances of Secession (1861)
  15. HTML Version or Menu Text Version Constitution of the Confederate States of America (Mar. 11, 1861)
  16. Lincoln's First Inaugural Address (Mar. 4, 1861)
  17. Davis's Message to Congress (Apr. 29, 1861)
  18. Lincoln's Message to Congress (Jul. 4, 1861)
  19. Crittenden-Johnson Resolutions on Objects of War (Jul. 1861)
  20. Secession of Kentucky
  21. Sumner's Resolutions on Theory of Secession
  22. Davis's Inaugural Address (Feb. 22, 1862)
  23. Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 1, 1863)
  24. HTML Version or Menu Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19, 1863)
  25. Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction (Dec. 8, 1863)
  26. Davis's Last Message to People of Confederacy (Apr. 4, 1865)
  27. Lee's Farewell to his Army (Apr. 10, 1865)
  28. Lincoln's Last Public Address (Apr. 11, 1865)
  29. Civil Rights Act (Apr. 9, 1866)
  30. Johnson's Veto of Civil Rights Act (Mar. 27, 1866)
  31. Report of Joint Committee on Reconstruction (Jun. 20, 1866)
  32. Johnson on Restoration of Southern States (Dec. 3, 1866)
  33. Impeachment of President Johnson (1868)
  34. Fourth Reconstruction Act (Mar. 11, 1868)
  35. Texas v. White (1869)
  36. Act to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment (Apr. 20, 1871)
  37. I  Constitutional View of the Late War between the States, Alexander Stephens (1868) — Vice-President of the Confederacy explains why the war was fought.
  38. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Jefferson Davis (1881) — President of the Confederacy writes the history of it.

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