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    The American Civil War

    The war began after the encounter at Fort Sumter. The war was between the Union States of the North and the Confederate states of the South. An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia (Why Did the Civil War Happen?)
  • Economic Issue South (2)

    Economic Issue South (2)
    The South faced witrh food shortages during the war. Invading armys took the Souths food growing regions. This was important because without food then it made it hard for the Confederates to survive. http://www.ehow.com/info_8447528_foods-did-eat-civil-war.html
  • The encounter in Fort Sumter

    The encounter in Fort Sumter
    The battle arose because the U.S. Army didn't abandon a large Fort controlling the entrance of Charleston Harbor. The Confederate goverment ordered for them to leave the fort but since they refused to do so they began to attack until the army finally gave up. It was a major event because short after it the Union declared war to the Confederates. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FCoe5T2wmfU
  • Economic Issue North (3)

    Economic Issue North (3)
    The North was faced with many medical care debts due to all the injured in the war, The rate of deaths was very common since there was so much a soldier was exposed to. This was important because many of the Unions troops were dying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFoYp2CMGCg
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run
    The battle occurred because the Union army was trying to get the Confederate capital of Richmond. . Since the soldiers had a lack of training they were going slow and that allowed the Confederates to strengthen their army allowing them to win that battle. The battle was important with it being one of the first mayor battles in the Civil War. http://www.history.com/videos/first-battle-of-bull-run#first-battle-of-bull-run
  • Social Issue North (1)

    Social Issue North (1)
    Lincoln opposed slavery but he didnt believe that the authority should just abolish it like that. He wasn't pro nor againt it so he didnt care about what the South thought about it. This was important because it meant that slavery wasnt a reason why Lincoln wanted war against the South. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3aG5NNei7c&feature=related
  • Economic Issue North (1)

    Economic Issue North (1)
    The North needed money so they started 3 percent of peoples earnings. This was a huge issue because many people didnt agree with the federal tax on their income. This was important because it was the first tax on income in American history. http://www.ehow.com/video_4871907_history-income-tax.html
  • Political Issue North (3)

    Political Issue North (3)
    South talks with the British caused some tension between Great Britain and the U.S. The Union had captured some Confederate officials but was later forced to release them after Britain threatened with war. This was an important issue because if Britain had declared war to the U.S than they might not have had a chance to beat the Confederates.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_in_the_American_Civil_War
  • Political issue South (1)

    Political issue South (1)
    One political issue in the south was that the South had fewer resources than the North. They had to make it best possible to cope with what they had. This was important because it determined the unity of the South. http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/america-divided#america-divided
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh
    The battle of Shiloh happened because the Confederates thought that they should attack Grant’s army before the Union force got any bigger. To grants advantage reinforcement troops arrived at night helping them defeat Johnston’s confederate force even though they lost many casualties. The battle was important because it assured that grant was willing to do whatever it took to win. http://www.history.com/videos/the-battle-of-shiloh#the-battle-of-shiloh
  • The second Battle of Bull Run

    The second Battle of Bull Run
    The battle occurred because General John Pope was enraged after Lee had sent his army to destroy some of his supplies and sent his soldiers to smash Jackson. They fought on the same grounds were the First Battle of Bull Run took place. The confederates won making McClellan commander again. This was an important battle because it started to make everyone doubt it was going to be an easy War to win. http://www.schooltube.com/video/3ed04b4e149b12b8296c/2nd-Battle-of-Bull-Run
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    This battle arose soon after one of McClellan soldiers found a copy of Lee’s order near an abandon Confederate camp and found all lees strategies. The Confederates retreated back to Virginia after being battered. This battle was the bloodiest day in the Civil War. This battle was important because it gave Lincoln an excuse to finally issue the Emancipation Proclamation. http://www.history.com/videos/the-battle-of-antietam#the-battle-of-antietam
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg

    The Battle of Fredericksburg
    The battle began after Burnside realized that McClellan had been fired for being too cautious, so he decided to make a surprise attack directly to Lee’s forces instead of crossing the river out of range of the Confederate army. This surprised Lee but because of Burnside’s low strategy the Union lost the battle. This battle was important because the union lost many of its casualties. http://www.history.com/videos/battle-of-frederickson#battle-of-frederickson
  • Social Conflict South (3)

    Social Conflict South (3)
    Many Confederate soldiers were going home in order to provide for their Family first, This was an important issue since the Confederates were low on troops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzUgS1CjJ2U
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville

    The Battle of Chancellorsville
    The battle started after the Union was attacked by the Confederates after they were going to attack them from behind where all the strong Confederates were at. Lee once again divided his troops and attacked the Unions numerous men and defeated them. This was an important battle because Lee lost his best general Stonewall Jackson. http://www.history.com/videos/battle-at-chancellorsville#battle-at-chancellorsville
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle began after the Confederates wanted to finally have victory on the north territory and would finally force the Union to give up on the war. Lee sends many of his forces to where the union was stationed committing total suicide and yielding to the wipe out of his men. This was an important battle because with it brought the defeat of many of the confederate soldiers. http://www.history.com/videos/the-battle-of-gettysburg#the-battle-of-gettysburg
  • Political Issue North (2)

    Political Issue North (2)
    One political issue in the North was that they needed more people so, they issued a draft. This resulted in many riots by angry whites and also the death of African American people who were being targeted by the rioters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5kil3Pfkng
  • Social Issue North (2)

    Social Issue North (2)
    The Emancipation Proclamation was created and resulted in the reedom of slaves in areas of rebellion against the goverment. This was important because it was a great impact on slavery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUVkXthLz4w
  • The Battle Of the Wilderness

    The Battle Of the Wilderness
    The battle occurred in the same grounds as the battle of Chancellorsville after the Confederates and the union clashed. The battle was so rough that the woods caught on fire injuring and killing many. The fire caused the casualties to accidently shoot each other killing General Longstreet, Lee’s second in command. It was an important battle because it brought courage with it since Grant did not retrieve as they previously had after losing many. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsGiz6M5iFc
  • The Battle of Petersburg

    The Battle of Petersburg
    The battle occurred after the Union wasn’t able to defeat Lee’s army so he attacked his line of supplies but took many of the Unions casualties to finally cut it off. Lee was forced to retreat after losing many casualties and having his supply be cut off. This was an important battle since the northern election was coming up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F9aib_e-qI