CIVIL WAR LECTURE 10

CIVIL WAR LECTURE 10 - INTERNALDIVISION

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INTERNAL DIVISION
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-Northerners were united for the first year but unity  started to crack in 1862. -Measures like expanding federal power and  emancipation made many northerners believe  their own liberties were being usurped. -Conservative northerners wanted a limited war to  bring back the old Union.  Rallying cry was “The  Constitution as it is, the Union as it was.”
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-Republicans and some Democrats wanted to use  any means to win the war. -Most Democrats, called “Peace Democrats”, only  wanted to fight the war with limited means or not  at all. -Peace Democrats drew support mainly from the  Midwest, which had greater ties to the South and  hated the growing power of New England.
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-Republicans claimed Peace Democrats  threatened the war effort.  Called them  “Copperheads” for supposed treachery. -Many Copperheads urged Union soldiers to  desert rather than support emancipation or the  draft. -Some Copperheads called for a separate peace 
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course HIST 3065 taught by Professor Jamesrobertson during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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CIVIL WAR LECTURE 10 - INTERNALDIVISION

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