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In 1861, the Civil War began, dividing one half of the United States against the other. In the four years that followed, the country’s destiny would in many ways be defined. The Union’s victory over the Confederate States of America in 1865 solidified that the United States is an indivisible nation and a nation in which all people are equal with a right to liberty. This ended slavery in the United States. By the end of this war, our country had lost 620,000 service members.

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The American Civil War