The Civil War (1861-1865)
by US National Archives and Records Administration
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Many documents and records played important parts in making America into the place it is today. This channel explores some of the most important records surrounding the Civil War.
|1||CleanArticles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia (1865)||This document lays out the terms of surrender for the Confederate Army at the close of the Civil War.||9/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanEmancipation Proclamation, 01/01/1863||The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared slaves in rebellious states free.||9/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanKansas-Nebraska Act of 1854||The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise (1820), which had outlawed slavery above the 36º 30´ latitude line. It had the effect of reopening the national struggle over slavery in the western territories.||9/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanWarrant for the Arrest of Moses Honnor, 03/21/1860||This document is the arrest warrant issued by the Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the arrest of Moses Honnor, a fugitive slave from Virginia.||9/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanWar Department General Order 143: Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops (1863)||General Order 143 created the United States Colored Troops.||9/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Clean15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870)||This item consists of the resolution proposing the Fifteenth Amendment, which was ratified February 3, 1870, and grants citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanWade-Davis Bill (Amended) - 1864||At the end of the Civil War, this bill proposed a framework for Reconstruction and the readmittance of the Confederate states to the Union.||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Clean13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)||Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.||Free||View in iTunes|
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