This was the first of many time-line games we have created over the years. It is a fun, simple way to learn or review a topic. It is not about memorizing the dates -- it is about seeing the "flow" of history -- in this case the events leading up to and including the Civil War.
You may play the game with any combination of the cards -- the ones with *s are generally better known. We even include blank cards, so you can add additional dates of your own.