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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Abolition and the Civil War

Slavery was indeed America’s greatest curse, and the Civil War its greatest crisis.  Before the war, Hoosiers argued long and hard about slavery and race. Could their nation endure half slave and half free? Were blacks worthy of justice and equality? These questions rocked Indiana as they did all states. Eventually war came, a war of great heroism and of great tragedy.

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abolitionists – Indiana Constitution of 1816 – slavery – Indiana Colonization Society – Indiana Constitution of 1851 – Schuyler Colfax – Civil War – Copperheads – Oliver P. Morton – Morgan’s Raid – Underground Railroad – Jesse D. Bright – Indiana Infantry Regiment, 28th – Lew Wallace – Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Read about this subject in Hoosiers and the American Story

Chapter 4: Abolition and Civil War

Related Indiana Academic Standards for Social Studies (2014)

Grade 4: 1.7, 1.8, 1.17, 2.7
Grade 8: 1.24, 1.25, 1.27, 1.29, 1.30, 2.1, 2.6
USH: Standard 1, 1.3, 1.4

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