The Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg
What you'll find here: A virtual look at the history of the famous battle told in words and pictures.

 

 

slaves

Prior to 1861, the United States of America "were" known as separate states that created most of their own rules and regulations. An ongoing debate argued whether to have each state or a singular central government decide issues such as taxation, commerce of products and, in particular, the issue of slavery. The northern states opposed slavery while the southern states, whose economy depended on it, supported the institution. Picture left: The seceded states in dark color. Picture right: Slaves on a plantation.

 

 

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