Now you must go and take with you the old and feeble

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with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter. Now you must go, and take with you the old and feeble, feed and nurse them and build for them in more quiet places proper habitations to shield them against the weather until the mad passions of men cool down and allow the Union and peace once more to settle over your old homes at Atlanta.” Letter from General William T. Sherman to the Atlanta Mayor and City Council, 1864 United States War Department, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1892). 6. Which of the following most directly resulted from the excerpt above (on previous page)? a. The Confederacy was prevented from gaining full diplomatic support from European powers.b. President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.c. The South’s environment and infrastructure was increasingly destroyed.d. The Confederacy faced considerable home front opposition to the mobilization of their society to wage the war. 7. The message in the letter above best reflects which of the following continuities in U.S. history? 8. The excerpt above would be most useful to historians analyzing the
Another key idea: General Sherman used a new strategy of TOTAL WAR to obtain the Union’s goals. This included destroying cities, livestock, infrastructure, etc… Other important Civil War Events: 1. There were a few important legislative acts passed during the War without Southern support a. ___________________________ promoted settlement of the Great Plains by offering 162 acres b. ___________________________ authorized the Transcontinental Railway Know your Civil War Amendments!!!! 13 th : abolished slavery 14 th : granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.” 15 th : granted suffrage to all American males of all races RECONSTRUCTION

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