Civil war

Civil War to Reconstruction

By PhalenV
  • Slavery Debate

    Slavery Debate
    The addition of new land in the West renewed disputes over the expansion of slavery.
    The Compromise of 1850 helped solve disputes over slavery, then the Fugitive Slate Act caused more controversy.
    The North wanted to get rid of slavery because the factories and maufactoring business didn't need slaveries all to much.
    The South, however, needed slaves becasue of their farming of cotton and other agricultural things.
  • Anti- Slavery Literature

    Anti- Slavery Literature
    Anti-Slavery Literature helped the influence of abolishing slavery like Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beechum Stowe, a powerful book against savery published in 1852.
    Southerners were against the book because it influenced the North to keep debating to end slavery even though the South needed slavery.
  • Trouble in Kansas

    Trouble in Kansas
    The debate over the expansion of slavery influenced the electoin of 1852 which led to the Kansas-Nebraska Act which allowed voters to chose whether they wanted slavery or not. Soon, in May 30, 1854, causing anti and pro-slavery.
    Southerners had advantage to stay a slave state, and Northerners wanted the slave state in the South out,
    In conclusion, pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups clashed violently soon called as the Bleeding Kansas.
  • Political Divisions- Dred Scott

    Political Divisions- Dred Scott
    Political parties in the U.S. underwent a change due to the movement to expand slavery, leading to the Dred Scott descision that deepened slavery even further.
    Dred Scott took slavery into deeper terms of whether it was okay to be in the South or should be taken out.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was the beginning of the Civil War and crushed the North's thought of winning.
    The North thought that they would completely dominate the South becasue of better supplies and such.
    However, the South had a stategy, driving the North out.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War and the Confederate's victory. Overall, it basically shattered the North's idea of winning the Civil War.
    This was a Major win for the South thanks to their strategic generals.
  • The Union's Blockade

    The Union's Blockade
    The Union had difficulties in the Block ade by having a small fleet of ships and a difficulty of the large coast line.
    The Union's Blockade started in early March and had a plan to constrict the South of supplies, and defeat the South.
    Also, the Georgia port was sealed and surrendered by Fort Pulaski.
    The Union's blockade stopped all ships and rescources coming into and out of the South. The block ade basically worked as a snake coiling around the South, squeezing them out of rescources.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    The Second Battle of Bull Run is a three day battle where Jackson's troops met Pope's Union and battled.
    The Second Battle of Bull Run toom about three days, also known as the Second Battle of Manassas.
    Confederates had destroyed the Union during the battle and forced them to retreat. In conclusion, Lee's troops decided to take war to the North.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam was known as the bloodiest single day battle of the Civil War. Many soldiers had lost their lives and Lee's troops had stopped their advance towards the North.
    The bloody battle was not only the more horrific battle of the Civil War, but a win for the Union.
  • Lincoln's 10% plan & The Thirteenth Amendment

    Lincoln's 10% plan & The Thirteenth Amendment
    Lincoln's 10% plan was to offer the South amnesty for all illegal acts supporting the rebellion. Lincoln wanted to reunite the South and the North as quickly as possible. Leading towards reconstruction, at Lincoln's urging, congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment, making Slavery illegal throughout all of the state.
    Some people didn't think that congress should control the Confederacy while going into the Union, while some wanted to reunite.
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    The Freedmen's Bureau is an agency providing relief not only for freedpeople and certain poor people, but white people aswell. The Freedmen's Bureau helped a lot of the South and distribued food and education to the poor and legal help for the freedpeople.
    The South benefitted from the Freedmen's Bureau since they helped all of the South in the Union by giving food and education.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    The Appomattox Courthouse is a place where both the Confederate and Union came together and made Lee surrender to Grant, ending the Civil War.
    The North won the end of the Civil War and ended slavery in the South only, not everywhere else, which differed side views from other Northerners,
    The South had lost due to Lee's surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse and lost slavery.
    During the meeting, Grant allowed help to Lee like keeping horses, being fed, and not going for treason.