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Us hist the civil war

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Us hist the civil war

  1. 1. Civil War  Who’s fighting?  Who won?  Where is it fought?  Why?
  2. 2. Civil War: Tale of the Tape Union Confederacy
  3. 3. First Shots  Confederates take over federal buildings  Lincoln sends “food for hungry men.”  South opens fire, April, 1861
  4. 4. Virginia leaves the Union  Why is this so bad for the North?
  5. 5. The Union’s Anaconda Plan  America story of us –  11:00- 14:51
  6. 6. Lincoln & Slavery  What is the purpose of this war?
  7. 7. Emancipation Proclamation  Jan, 1, 1863  Which slaves were freed?  Northern Dems:  Union Soldiers:  Confederacy:
  8. 8. Dissent in the North  Northern Dems who supported peace with the South  Lincoln’s reaction to dissent?
  9. 9. Conscription  CSA adopts first; USA also passes  Can you get out of the draft?  90% of eligible men fought for the South
  10. 10. New York Draft Riots  What is New York like in 1863?  4 day riot;  100 people dead Civil War 360: Civil War Draft Brings Chaos to New York City (YouTube)
  11. 11. The Military during the Civil War
  12. 12.  America Story of US
  13. 13. 1863: Turning Point  South hanging on  May: win at Chancellorsville, VA  Death of top general, Stonewall Jackson  Why does Lee invade the North?
  14. 14. Battle of Gettysburg  July 1-3, 1863 – Pennsylvania  Starts with accidental skirmish  July 2: 90,000 Union soldiers 75,000 Confederate soldiers  Turning point of war  “high water mark of the Confederacy”
  15. 15. Confederate Leaders
  16. 16. Union Leaders
  17. 17. Day 2
  18. 18. Day 2 Highlights  South attacks Union line; fighting in a peach orchard and wheat field  CSA assault on Little Round Top, repelled  Union troops hold high ground
  19. 19. Day 3  The “fish hook”
  20. 20. Pickett’s Charge  Preceded by 2 hours of cannon fire  Lee orders frontal assault on center of Union line  CSA suffers 50% casualty rate  Meade does not order counter attack  Vicksburg falls next day
  21. 21. Gettysburg Address  Nov. 1863 dedication of battle cemetery  Short speech; Lincoln not main speaker
  22. 22. Surrender at Appomattox  South holds on for two years after Gettysburg  Lee surrenders Confederate Army on April 9, 1865  Lincoln orders generous terms  Within 2 months, all Confederate resistance collapses
  23. 23. The Cost of War – Blood & Treasure
  24. 24. Why was the Civil War so deadly?  Better weapons  Disease
  25. 25. Modern War  Better transportation  Better communication
  26. 26. Economic Impact of the War  South  North
  27. 27. John Wilkes Booth
  28. 28. Assassination of Lincoln

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