The American Civil War

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    The Civil War

  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    The causes of the Civil War were; The Compromis of 1850, Fugitive Slave Law, The Kansas-Nebraska Act, and Bleeding Kansas. In The Compromis of 1850, California was admitted as a free state. The Fugitive Slave Law tracked down runaway slavs who had escaped. The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Compromise of 1820, and divided The Nebraska Territory in two. Bleeding Kansas was a consequence of the Kansas-Nebraska Act , in which antislavery and proslavery groups fought.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis was the President of The Confederate States of America, during The Civil War. He fought in The Mexican - American War, and was The United States Secretary of War. The effects the Jefferson had on the war were, flawed military strategies, and he resisted to appoint a general. Also, he feudede with his vice president, therefore blocking mobilization plans.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was part of the two forts in the south, but was claimed by a seceded state, Since Lincoln did not want to he sent provisions of foods to small federal garrison. The south fired, and the Civil War began. The effects of Fort Sumter had on the country at this time were, the U.S split into TheConfederate States of America, and The Union. Also, this battle led the south and the north into a Civil War.
  • Winfield Scott and The Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and The Anaconda Plan
    The Anaconda Plan was Winfield Scott's idea to subdue the seceding states in The Civil War. In this plan, the north would block southern ports. The effects of The Anaconda Plan were to block the Atlantic, and the Gulf. It was not very effective, because it needed many modifications.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The Battle of Bull Run was the first major land battle of The Civil War. 30,000 federal troops marched to attack Confederate forces new Bull Run Creek. The Second Battle of Bull Run, Lee attacked Pope, by draggin him in a trap. The effects of this battle were that Lincoln removed McClellan as the commander of the Union army.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    George McClellan became general of all the Union armies after Winfield Scott's retirement. He served in the Mexican - American War, Battle of South Mountain, and Battle of Antietam. He ran in the 1864 presidential election against Lincoln. The impact that McClellan had on the country was to form The Army of The Potomac.
  • Monitor and Merrimac

    Monitor and Merrimac
    The Battle of Monitor and Merrimac is known as the Battle of Hampton Roads. It lasted about two years, and it was the most important naval battle of the Civil War. This battle is important, because it was the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam was the first major battle in the Civil War, fought on northern soil. This has been the bloodies single - day battle, ever. It was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and the Union acquired a victory. Also, it effected the war in a way that Lee's army returned to Virginia that same evening.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in Fredericksburg, Virgina, and it lasted four days. It was a Confederate victory. This battle effected the Union army by killing 1,284 and leavind 9,600 wounded.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    Thomas Stonewall Jackson was the most well-known Confederate commander. At the beginning of the war, he was a drill master for new recruits. His effects on the war were that during his death, he encouraged the young men to keep going strong. Also, he was severly wounded at The Battles of Chancellorsville.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee was the commanding general of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He served in the Mexican - American War, Harpers Ferry Raid, and The Civil War. The impact that Lee had on the country were, defeating the Union army at the Second Battle of Bull Run. After the war, Lee lost the right to vote.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth president of the United States. He served in the Civil War on the Union's