Southern Secession - Beginning with South Carolina, seven southern states seceded from the Union before Lincoln was inaugurated president on March 4, 1861.The secession of Southern States led to the establishment of the Confederacy and ultimately the Civil War. It was the most serious secession movement in the United States and was defeated when the Union armies defeated the Confederate armies in the Civil War, 1861-65.Confederate States of America - The new political entity created by secessionist states before Lincoln’s inauguration. Jefferson Davis, a former U.S. Secretary of War, was chosen first president of the Confederacy.Fort Sumter, 1861- Union fort located in the harbor of Charleston, S.C. After the fort was attacked by Confederate forces in April 1861, President Lincoln called for volunteers to suppressa rebellion, beginning the Civil War.11. The Civil War, 1861-1865- Both the Union and the Confederacy mobilized their economies and societies to wage the war even while facing considerable home front opposition. Although Confederate 4
Cameron YoungAPUSH – 1st PeriodNovember 14, 2018leadership showed initiative and daring early in the war, the Union ultimately succeeded due to improved military leadership, more effective strategies, key victories, greater resources, and the wartime destructionof the South’s environment and infrastructure. Issuing of Greenbacks – Greenbacks were the bills printed as paper currency by the United States government during the Civil War. They were given that name, of course, because the bills were printed with green ink. The printing of money by the government was seen as a wartime necessity prompted by the great costs of the conflictAntietam, 1862 - Significant northern victory in turning back southern troops from invading theNorth. The victory at Antietam prompted Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.Vicksburg, 1863 - Turning point of the Civil War in the West. Northern troops led by Ulysses S.Grant gained full control of the Mississippi River. Gettysburg, 1863 - Turning point of the Civil War in the East. Northern troops led by George Meade stopped southern forces led by Robert E. Lee from invading the North. Gettysburg Address – Speech by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War at thededication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. The key ideas were liberty, equality, and democratic ideas. It redefined the civil war as a 'new birth of freedom' that would bring true equality to all citizens and that would also create a unified nation in which states 'rights were no longer dominate' and that all men are created equal, New York Draft Riots, 1863 - The New York City draft riots (July 13–16, 1863), known at the time as Draft Week, were violent disturbances in Lower Manhattan, widely regarded as the culmination of working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft mento fight in the ongoing American Civil War.