Welcome to Civil War Journeys


"I yield to no one in my admiration for heroism and ability, no matter which side of the line a man was born or fought on."

--- Shelby Foote


"... understanding the history of the Civil War is something that every American and every young American should be a part of"

--- President Barack Obama, ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos, April 9, 2010


"The past is never dead. It's not even the past."

--- William Faulkner


"If we truly want to be faithful stewards of the past, Americans need to recall what the war was about: slavery and the definition of human liberty.  And the Civil War's true legacy is not about Big Government or today's political skirmishing --- it's about a nation's obligation to live up to the best part of itself.  Slavery was an evil, and it had to be defeated."

--- Jon Meacham, Executive Editor of Random House, in "America's War Without End," Parade Magazine, April 10, 2011, p. 19.


"All wars are boyish and are fought by boys."

--- Herman Melville


How Americans feel about issues surrounding the Civil War

  • Fifty-six percent of Americans think the Civil War is still relevant to U.S. politics, public life1

  • Forty-six percent believe that it is inappropriate today for public officials to praise Confederate leaders2

  • Forty-eight percent say that the main cause of the Civil War was mainly about state's rights3

(Source: Pew Research Center poll of 1,507 adults, March 30-April3; margin of error +/- 3.5 percentage points) 

Notes:

1 Important historically, but little relevance today (39%) and Don't know (5%)

2 Appropriate (36%) and Don't know (15%)

3 Mainly about slavery (38%), Both equally (9%), Don't know (6%)


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The Civil War at a Glance

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Civil War Overview - Microsoft Photo Story Presentation

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The American Civil War - Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

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