Class Notes 23- The Civil War, Part 1 (11-27)

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The Civil War, Part 1 Tuesday, November 27, 2007 9:30 AM Time Period: Early 1860's Today's ID's: I.D. Who What When Where Significance "Spirit  of '76"   For:  Spirit of 1776, direct  relation between Revolution  and what was going on  between north and south,  went back to American  Declaration of Independence,  thought they were not treated  fairly, no longer give  life/liberty/pursuit of  happiness, appealing to  legacy of founders and  carrying on the idea to throw  off leaders that don't support  their interests Against Secession : did have  representation but it was  somewhat useless,  forefathers fought hard and  we should make an effort to  stick together, trying to tear  apart what they  accomplished, back to War of  1812 (US worked together to  be shown as an independent  nation), we have to prove that  the republican country can  work       Which side had  a better  argument?
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Secessio n Deep South SC first then MI/FL/AL/ GA/LA/TX, each one had  plantations in the deep  south Jefferson Davis (P),  Alexander Stephens (VP),  delegates chose them in  Feb 1861 Constitution written  based on the Articles of  Confederation and the  Constitution, each state is a  sovereign entity, common  unity to fight the war Confederates wrote in  their constitution to protect  slavery In Washington: forces  trying to get together to  prevent this, Buchanan still  president and says  secession is illegal but says  he cannot stop it in April  Sumter occurs… After Sumter goes VA,  AK, NC, TN all have gone  by late June Delaware votes not to  secede even though it’s a  slave state, MD stays in  union MD in a pickle: they  are surrounded, KY is also  important because of the  RR and river routes (pro- confederates try to rally  people but they are beaten  back by Lincoln) W. VA did not really  Late  1860- Early  1861 Deep South Starts a chain of  secession
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support secession and in  1863 it enters in the Union  as own state Fort  Sumter Buchanan,  Crittenden,  Major  Anderson,  P.G.T.  Beauregard Ship sent to re-supply,  fired on by Rebels Buchanan riding out 
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