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In this powerpoint you will find information about the Civil War

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  • 1. CELEBRATE FREEDOM
  • 2. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
  • 3. NATION DIVIDED • Civil War began at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 • When the Civil War began 7 out of 15 slave states seceded • In boarded states between the Union and Confederacy their loyalties were divided • Union Resources: more people, raw materials, more money, railroads, fighting for ideological reasons • Confederacy’s Resources: geographic advantages, had a more military tradition, thought Europeans would aid their cause, fought for ideological reasons
  • 4. THE WAR • The Confederacy won many of the battles during the early years of the war • Turning point for the Union was the battle of Gettysburg • The Union setup a blockade of Ironclad ships to stop imports and exports into Confederacy ports
  • 5. EMANCIPATION • The Emancipation Proclamation declared that all slaves in the Confederate states were free • 200,000 African Americans fought in the Union Army, the most famous regiment is the 54th Massachusetts
  • 6. END OF THE WAR • The turning point of the war for the Union came at the victories of Vicksburg and Gettysburg in 1863 • Because of the victories General U.S Grant was given command of the entire Union army • Sherman’s March to Georgia was a total war against the south, in which he burned all southern properties all the way to Georgia • June 1865 South surrendered at Appomattox • April 14, 1865 Abe Lincoln is shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth
  • 7. • 13th Amendment- abolished slavery • 14th Amendment- gave freed slaves citizenship rights • 15th Amendment- gave African American males the right to vote CIVIL RIGHTS AMENDMENTS