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Civil War

  1. 1. CIVIL WAR<br />Done by: Stanley Yuan(30)<br />
  2. 2. CIVIL WAR<br />Started on April 12, 1861<br />Fought by unions<br />United States of America<br />Confederate States of America<br />Lasted from 1861 to 1865<br />Took more than 600,000 lives of Americans<br />The only war fought on American soil<br />Both sides thought the war was only going to be a short one<br />
  3. 3. START OF CIVIL WAR<br />January 1861<br />Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove 11 states from the United States of America. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. <br />February 1861<br />The seven seceding states created the Confederate Constitution, a document similar to the United States Constitution, but with greater stress on the autonomy of each state. Jefferson Davis was named provisional president<br />February 1861<br />When former President Buchanan refused to surrender southern federal forts to the eleven states, southern state troops seized them. South Carolina troops repulsed a ship trying to reach federal forces in the fort and was forced to return to New York<br />March 1861<br />Lincoln said he had no plans to end slavery in places where it already existed, but he said he would not accept secession. He hoped to resolve the crisis without warfare. <br />April 1861<br />When President Lincoln planned to send supplies to Fort Sumter, he alerted the state, attempting to avoid hostilities. South Carolina feared a trick and the commander of the fort was asked to surrender. He only offered to surrender after he exhausted his supplies. His offer was rejected and the Civil War began<br />
  4. 4. THE SOUTHERN STATES <br />Such as<br />Florida<br />Alabama<br />Georgia <br />Carolina<br />Louisiana<br />Arkansas<br />Kentucky<br />Virginia<br />
  5. 5. ABRAHAM LINCOLN<br />February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865<br />US President who proclaimed war against the Confederate States of America<br />16th President of the United States<br />Ended slavery<br />
  6. 6. WHY WAS THE CIVIL WAR FOUGHT<br />The Abolitionists, the people of North America<br />objective was to end slavery<br />movement established in northern cities<br />Elected Abraham Lincoln as President of Republican Party which opposed to slavery<br />
  7. 7. WHY WAS THE CIVIL WAR FOUGHT<br />People of South America<br />Felt that Lincoln's presidency would affect their lives as they used slaves<br />As a result, all of the southern states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America<br />
  8. 8. OUTCOME OF CIVIL WAR<br />The United States of America Union won the Civil War<br />They abolished slavery as a legal institution in the United States<br />
  9. 9. FACTORS RESULTING TO THE OUTCOME<br />United States Forces<br />More supplies<br />Larger fighting force<br />Better weapons<br />Better trained and equipped<br />Confederate States Forces<br />Far fewer soldiers <br />Less supplies. Their soldiers suffered from lack of food, clothing, shoes and blankets. By the end of the war, they were weakened by starvation while Union gunboats cruised up and down the Mississippi, cutting their supplies. Despite the fact, they put up a strong fight until the end<br />Not well trained and equipped<br />
  10. 10. HOW DOES THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT RELATE TO THE NOVEL<br />Both Civil Rights Movement and the novel are similar<br />Civil Rights Movement refers to giving everybody equal rights so that no race will be treated as the “lesser kind”<br />In the novel, Negros are discriminated as they are dark-skinned, thus when a white man falsely accuse Tom Robinson, a negro, of raping his daughter, he has to go to jail even though he did not commit the crime<br />
  11. 11. REFERENCES<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  12. 12. THE END<br />Thank you<br />