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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s1860s1870s 1880s 1890s
Years: 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
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The 1860s were an extremely turbulent decade in the world,also known as the globe with numerous cultural, social, and political upheavals in Europe and America. Revolutions were prevalent in Germany and the Ottoman Empire. The abolition of slavery in America led to the breakdown of the Atlantic Slave Trade, which was already suffering from the abolition of slavery in most of Europe in the late 1820s and '30s. In America, a civil war between the Confederacy of the South and the Northern states led to massive deaths and the destruction of cities such as Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia. Sherman's march to the sea was one of the first times America experienced a state of total war, and advancements in military technology, such as the iron and steel warships in the Navy, added to the destruction. After the Civil War, turmoil continued in Reconstruction, with the rise of white supremacist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan and the issue of granting Civil Rights to freed blacks. These controversies would last for almost a century.

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s1860s1870s 1880s 1890s
Years: 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

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