S –Fort Sumter

4:30a.m. on April 12, 1861 was the beginning of the battle of Fort Sumter. It was a three day battle. On April 14, 1861 Francis Scott key was witnessing the battle he wrote a poem called the Star Spangled Banner was written.


T – The Thirteenth Amendment

The Thirteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery, and with limited exceptions, prohibits involuntary servitude. The amendment in practice emancipated only the slaves of Delaware and Kentucky as everywhere else the slaves had been freed by state action or by the federal governments Emancipation Proclamation. But supporters like Abraham Lincoln who had issued the Emancipation Proclamation supported the Amendment as a mean to guarantee the permanent abolition of slavery. The amendment was authored and sponsored by Senator John Brooks Henderson the Slave sate of Missouri.


U – Union

American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the United States, the twenty-three Northern states that were not part of the seceding Confederacy. Because the term had been used prior to the war to refer to the entire United States using it to apply to the non-secessionist side carried a connection of legitimacy as the constitution of the pre-existing political entity.