War against the South:Popular sovereigntyNotes

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Total War against the South Grant was appointed head of all Union forces in early 1864. His strategy during the Civil War was known as “total war.” Not only did he fight the Confederate army, but he also took down houses and regular civilians. He wanted to exhaust southern resources and force them to surrender. It led to bloody confrontation and high death tolls, but in the end it did lead to the end of the war. Popular sovereignty - A doctrine, held chiefly by the opponents of the abolitionists, that the people living in a territory should be free of federal interference in determining domestic policy, especially with respect to slavery - Coined by democrats - 1850 - US territorial map, 1850 - Vast new territories south of the US - Will new territories be open to slavery is now the question - Pres pope wanted to extend Missouri compromise line as definitive line between free and slave states - Each time territory came in as state; resident voted on whether state was free or slave -
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Reginald during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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