The American Civil War

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    American Civil War

  • The Election Of 1860

    The Election of 1860 was the final event that trigered the south's decision to leave the uninon. The south's seccession was maily because they thought that Lincoln was a threat to slavery. South Carolina was the first to secede Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas followed South Carolina 6 weeks later. In February 1861 representatives from all 7 states met in Montgomery, Alabama and created the Confederate States. The seven states elected Jefferson Davis as their president
  • Jefferson Davis

    February of 1861 representatives of the seven states in Montgomery, Alabama were they elected Jefferson Davis as their new president. While being the president of the Confederate States Jefferson showed poor leadersship. While in presidency he tried to increase his execurive powers, however; southern goveners resisted attemps at centralization. At one point ice president Alexander H. Stephens, in his defense over State's Rights, uged Georgia for secession
  • Winfield Scott and The Anaconda Plan

  • Battle Of Bull Run

    The Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. 30,000 troops marched from Washington D.C. to attack the forces positioned at Bull Run Creek at Mansas Junction, Virginia. As the Union forces seemed close to victory, Confederate reinforcements showed up and demolished the inexperienced Union troops. General Thomas Jackson attained his famous nickname Stonewall Jackson for defennding the line at the Battle of Bull. This was a major victory for the south it showed that they wer
  • Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

  • Ulysses S. Grant

  • George McClellan

  • Robert E. Lee

  • Monitor and Merrimack

  • Battle Of Antietam

  • The Battle of Fredericksburg