American Civil War


American Civil War
American Civ|il War, the
a war that was fought in the US between 1861 and 1865 when 11 southern states rebelled against the federal government. The southern states were beaten, and as a result of the war, slaves became free.

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  • American Civil War — noun civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861 1865 • Syn: ↑United States Civil War, ↑War between the States • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States of America, ↑America, ↑the States …   Useful english dictionary

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