12.1_Civil War

12.1_Civil War - The U.S. Civil War, 1861-65 o Secession o...

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The U.S. Civil War, 1861-65 o Secession o The opponents o A New Kind of War, 1861-1862 o The tide turns, 1863-1864 o The War at Home FOUR THEMES 1. First Modern War in War History- New kind of war a. Union between the ability of society’s progression (economic especially), and in the wake of nationalism (uniting people through a nation), governments are able to motivate and equip soldiers in ways people have never seen b. Technology of battle c. Reciprocal Effect between war and modernization- war speeds up change dramatically 2. North starts war by trying to preserve the union, not to end slavery. Although it is about slavery, it is not for abolition. a. If I could preserve the Union without freeing a slave, I would do it. If I could preserve the Union with freeing every slave, I would also do it. – Lincoln 3. Initially the South has a much stronger sense of purpose and unity that the North which helps account for their victory. This is because, in the south, they are defending slavery. Acquire a sense of themselves as a people and they are on the defensive, so their
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course HIST 1530 taught by Professor Washington, m during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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12.1_Civil War - The U.S. Civil War, 1861-65 o Secession o...

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