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6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
6.2 The Civil War
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6.2 The Civil War

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  • 1. The Civil War Objective: Analyze the out break of hostilities between the states and its effect on the nation
  • 2. Election of 1860 <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln runs for President </li></ul><ul><li>Very unpopular in the south for stance on slavery and tariffs </li></ul><ul><li>South threatens to secede if he wins </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln wins by receiving majority vote none are from the south </li></ul>
  • 3. The South Secedes <ul><li>Dec. 1860 South Carolina leaves the Union </li></ul><ul><li>By March six other states join South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>These States become the Confederate States of America </li></ul><ul><li>They elect Jefferson Davis as President </li></ul>
  • 4. Fort Sumter <ul><li>Fort Sumter S.C. is held by the Union </li></ul><ul><li>Confederates ask Lincoln to surrender the fort </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln says no and sends ships to resupply the fort. </li></ul><ul><li>Confederates consider that and act of war and attack Fort Sumter </li></ul>
  • 5. North and South Advantages <ul><li>4 to 1 soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Larger population </li></ul><ul><li>More food, money, factories, railroads </li></ul><ul><li>South had few advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller population, less money, food, factories, railroads </li></ul><ul><li>Had Great Generals </li></ul>
  • 6. First Battle of Bull Run <ul><li>First major battle </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30,000 union soldiers fight 22,000 Confederate soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas J. Jackson becomes a hero and wins the battle for the Confederacy </li></ul>
  • 7. Battle of Antietam <ul><li>Bloodiest Day of the War </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands die on both sides in just one day </li></ul><ul><li>Union claims victory as Lee retreats to Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>McClellan foolishly waited 19 days before pursuing Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Europe decides not to back the confederacy </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln fires McClellan </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln now feels the time is right to act against slavery </li></ul>
  • 8. Emancipation Proclamation <ul><li>Lincoln always thought slavery was wrong </li></ul><ul><li>After Antietam he took action </li></ul><ul><li>Granted Emancipation to all slaves in states that were in rebellion only </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery was still allowed in the union </li></ul>
  • 9. Battle of Gettysburg <ul><li>Lincoln picks Mead to replace McClellan </li></ul><ul><li>Gettysburg is Lee’s last attempt at invading the north </li></ul><ul><li>75,000 confederates and 90,000 Union soldiers fight for three days </li></ul><ul><li>Union wins but at a heavy price </li></ul><ul><li>Mead waits too long and Lee’s Army escapes </li></ul>
  • 10. Battle of Vicksburg <ul><li>Turning point of the war </li></ul><ul><li>Grant’s Army laid siege to city </li></ul><ul><li>Union wins full control of Mississippi River </li></ul><ul><li>Confederate Army now to weak to win war </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln appoints Grant commander of all Union forces </li></ul><ul><li>Sherman starts March to the Sea </li></ul>
  • 11. Sherman’s March to the Sea <ul><li>Sherman’s Army uses total war on south (scorched earth policy) </li></ul><ul><li>Destroys everything in his path </li></ul><ul><li>Burn Atlanta to the ground and continue toward Savannah, GA on the coast </li></ul><ul><li>Sherman’s March breaks the back of the Confederacy </li></ul>
  • 12. The War is over <ul><li>Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse </li></ul><ul><li>5 days after Lee surrenders Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth </li></ul><ul><li>Over 620,000 Americans were killed </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery was ended </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of secession was answered </li></ul>

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