Emancipation Proclamation - On January 1st, 1863, president Lincoln declared all
slaves liberated and free.
Deaths - The Civil War was by far the deadliest war in American history.Well over
600,000 people died.
Reconstruction - The period of time after the Civil War is known as Reconstruction.
During this difficult era, the Southern states were gradually admitted back into the
Union and the areas destroyed during the war were rebuilt.
Lincoln's Death - Five days after he won the war he was murdered in a theatre with
a shot on his head by John Wilkes Booth.