CHAPTER 14: The Civil War HIST 2111 4.22.08 I. Major Themes • Secession of the Southern states and the Northern response • How the North and South mobilized for war • How the North won the war II. The Civil War • Dec. 1860- SC formally withdrew from the Union (6 other states including GA followed suit later) • Southerners used the Constitution (slaves were property) to justify their secession from the Union • Abraham Lincoln viewed the secession movement a rebellion • Battle at Fort Sumter initiates the Civil War • North had greater advantage than the South--could manufacture its own material, had better transportation system, more railroad track, etc. • Advantage for the South—War was fought on their land • South believed France and England would assist them • North--Consisted of only 16,000 troops but would have over 2 million serve/volunteer throughout the war • Lincoln is famous for violating a lot of the Constitution, like jailing people for protesters, suspended
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Randolph,terry during the Spring '08 term at University of West Georgia.