Civil War from 1861 - 63

Civil War from 1861 - 63 - FACTS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR Most...

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FACTS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR Most tragic moment in American history----the struggle for the heart and soul of America. Equality of all men in question Both sides fighting to preserve their traditions Brother vs brother---family vs family 1 out of 4 soldiers would die in this conflict 10,000 battles in the Civil War War has been called the War for Southern Independence and the War Against Northern Aggression.
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War would destroy 1 America and build another. Almost as many died in this war as all wars combined before and since. It is America’s bloodiest war. 1 out of 7 Civil War soldiers injured would die in field hospitals, whereas, in the Vietnam War, 1 out of 270 injured soldiers would die in MASH units. First war of the Industrial Revolution---new weapons would cause massive destruction against outdated military tactics. FACTS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR
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50,000 books, hundreds of songs and poems written during the Civil War Schools, parks and streets named after heroes of the Civil War Confederate Flag controversial in our society today. Preserved the Union and democracy Slavery abolished, African Americans become citizens with the right to vote, but the equality of all men continues to be a struggle in our country today. FACTS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR
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DIFFERENT VIEWS ON THE WAR Slavery was to blame (not initially) Agricultural vs. industrial societies (never) Sectionalism (yes) War was good (eh?) State’s Rights vs. National Government (always) Preserve the Union and Democracy (Lincoln’s stance) FACTS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR
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1. Confederate States of America----CSA § Jefferson Davis---President § Confederate Constitution 3. Firing on Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861 Lincoln needed border states  South fires first shot Suspends Constitution 4. NORTH VS. SOUTH •. Advantages •. Strategy •. Military leaders THE CIVIL WAR 1861 to 1865 Border states were  slave states but  remained loyal  to the  North…Lincoln  needed them…. Maryland, Delaware,  Kentucky and  Missouri……. .
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4. THE WAR YEARS:  1861 TO 1863----- Turning points   § Battle Fronts § Western Theater------------------------Eastern theater Summary: USA is defeating the CSA because of General Grant Summary : CSA is defeating the USA because of General Lee 1861 to 1863 § Lincoln’s  “first steps”   to abolish slavery § Emancipation Proclamation -- Jan. 1863 § Freed slaves in states still in rebellion (useless) § Kept Great Britain out the war § Freed slaves can fight for the Union army § Union troops:  “freedom fighters”
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§ Key Union victories in July 1863 § Vicksburg § Gettysburg § Pickett’s Charge § Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
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NORTH VS SOUTH GRAY/CSA Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis Capital: Richmond, VA Rebs------Rebels---”Johnny Rebs” Secessh-------Seccession
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