Penny for Your Thoughts

History Challenge

People today cannot comprehend the size and scope of the Civil War. Once we start to understand the enormity of this event we begin to realize the reasons presented in today's history simply fail to offer a believable motive for such a thing. Once we understand the scope of this war, logic demands answers.
A Penny for Your Thoughts

What percentage of revenue was being lost to the U.S. Treasury as a result of the seven Southern States that had seceded by the time of Fort Sumter?


The answer might suprise you. Click on the link below to see the answer from the New York Evening Post from March 1861, which was published in the Nashville Union and American on March 20, 1861.

A Court is a Court,
of course of course

Who started the Civil War? Every published source of history will tell you the same thing. It was South Carolina who started it at Fort Sumter.


But, did you know in 1871 there was a unanamous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that included a different answer?


Read on to find out the answer.

Will the Real Republic
Please Stand Up?

Here's your last question. Which government acted more like a Republic in the month's leading up to the Civil War?


Was it the United States of America, or the Governments of South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee?