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The Road to Civil War

Cite as: Erica Croft, Kiana McAllister, Annabel Harris, Lauren Davis, Elizabeth Green, Louise Navarro-Cann, Mary Nelson-Hill, Mizuki Hassell, Grace Penn, Paul Calica, Matt Rands, and Nicholas P. S. Cole, The Road to Civil War, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2022).

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10 historical records used for this dataset.


17 committees met in 307 sessions. Average 30.7 sessions each.

Dates from Monday, 03 December 1860 to Wednesday, 16 July 1862.

Person icon People:

449 people in 34 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • 719 Person join icon join a committee.
  • 50 Person leave icon leave a committee.
  • 12 Person elect icon elections to a position.

Procedure icon Procedures:

1986 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • 1986 Procedural motion icon procedural motion proposed.
  • 548 Debate motion icon motions debated.

Document icon Documents:

164 documents considered with 158 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • 164 Create a new document proposal new documents created.
  • 119 Document copied documents passed from another committee.
  • 158 Document amended amendments to a document proposed.
  • 621 Debate a document proposal debates on a proposal.

Voting icon Decisions:

2275 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • 1182 Vote adopt icon proposals adopted.
  • 314 Vote reject icon proposals rejected.
  • 120 Vote refer icon proposals referred to another committee.
  • 8 Postpone debate icon debate of a proposal postponed.
  • 164 Vote drop icon proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • 32 Vote drop icon some other decision on a proposal.

List of proposals by delegation

List of proposals by person