TheComingoftheCivilWar

TheComingoftheCivilWar - with artillery and within 2 days...

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The Coming of the Civil War In 1860, Republican Abraham Lincoln was chosen president, much to the disgust of the South. He did not even win the majority of the popular vote but was able to win the electoral college. Southerners hated the idea of Lincoln as president and felt they now had little voice in the federal government Abraham Lincoln
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Electoral Map of 1860 Election
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Forming the Confederacy In December of 1860, South Carolina would become the first state to secede from the Union. Soon 10 other states would follow to form the “Confederate States of America”. Mississippi Senator Jefferson Davis was elected as president. Jefferson Davis
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Map at the Civil War
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Attack on Fort Sumter In April of 1861, U.S. troops still controlled a fort in South Carolina called Fort Sumter The newly formed Confederacy shelled the fort
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Unformatted text preview: with artillery and within 2 days had overtaken the fort. • The Confederate attack on Fort Sumter would mark the start of the Civil War Advantages North • More People (2/3’s of population) • More industrial strength (85% of all factories) • More control of major rivers • More land and railroad track to move goods South • Fighting on own territory • Some of nation’s best military leaders (Robert E. Lee) Strategies at the Start Union (Blue) Confederacy (Grey) • Create a seaport blockade * Stay at home and to cut off supply routes wait for the North • Gain control of the Mississippi to tire of fighting. and divide the Confederacy in 2 Make North come to • Capture the Confederacy capital them. at Richmond, Virginia...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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