Civil war

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  • The South Creates a Government

     The South Creates a Government
    At a convention in Montgomery, Alabama, the seven seceding states created The Confederate Constitution which was similar to the United States Constituition. Jefferson Davis was named the president of the South. This was the first sign of the South showing any restrictions towards the North and putting their foot down
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    When President Lincoln planned to send supplies to Fort Sumter, he alerted the state in advance.The commander of the fort, Robert Anderson, was asked to surrender immediately. and on April 12, the Civil War began with shots fired on the fort. This is what ultimately started the war and caused great tension between the South and the North.
  • Blockade of the South

    Blockade of the South
    The south decided to blockade the coast of the Confederacy effectively by building small, fast ships that could outmaneuver Union vessels. This blockade back fired on the South because it ruined the South's trade, and It was one of the main reasons for the defeat of the South.
  • First Battle of Bull Run.

     First Battle of Bull Run.
    McDowell attacked on July 21, and was successful, but the introduction of Confederate reinforcements resulted in a Southern victory and a chaotic retreat toward Washington by federal troops. The battle caused the union to be preared for a long war and it showed that the South wasn't going to back down.
  • Battle of the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac"

    Battle of the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac"
    In an attempt to reduce the North's great naval advantage, Confederate engineers converted the U.S.S. Merrimac, into an iron-sided vessel. On March 9, the Monitor fought the Virginia to a draw, but had destroyed 2 union ships. This affected the war because it was our first naval battle that used many weapons that changed how we use naval ships and weapons which caused even greater tension between both sides.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh
    Confederate forces attacked Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee. Union commanded the field. When Confederate forces retreated, the exhausted federal forces did not follow. This affected the war because together the two armies suffered more than 20,000 casualties. Confederate
    general Johnston also died in the bloodbath.After the narrow victory of Shiloh, Union forces gained control of Corinth on May 30.
  • The Seven Days' Battles.

    The Seven Days' Battles.
    Union and Confederate forces fought a series of battles, and the Confederates withdrew to Richmond, ending the Peninsular Campaign. McClellan moves his large army down the Potomac and then assumes a defensive position rather than pushing for victory. This affected the war because it made the Sotherners give up the Peninsular Campaign and Lee lost a total of 20,000 men.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation is an exectutive order issued by Abraham Lincoln during the civil war. It was issued on September 22,1862 in the U.S. The Siginificance was that it freed the majority of slaves from slavery. This effected the war in the sense that it reassured loyal slave owners by allowing them to keep their slaves while still remaining in the Union and it helped both sides to meet the january deadline for ending the war.