The Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively
  • battle of bull run

    also known as First Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the City of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
  • Wartime Advantages

    Industrialized/urban compared to agrarian south
    Better shipyards, port facilities & more ships to blockade the south.
    established firearms production
  • end od slavery

    In a June 1858 speech Lincoln had stated, "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
  • Geetysbburg

    The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point.Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee's invasion of the North.
  • The Union Triumphs

    Grant sought to engage General Robert E. Lee in a decisive battle to destroy the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • Vicksburg

    In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • election of 1864

    In the United States Presidential election of 1864, Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as president. The election was held during the Civil War. Lincoln ran under the National Union ticket against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan
  • end of war

    Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation. Issues that led to war were partially resolved in the Reconstruction Era that followed, though others remained unresolved
  • 13 Amend.

    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • confederate states of america

    was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by 11 Southern slave states of the United States of America that had declared their secession from the U.S. Secessionists argued that the United States Constitution was a compact among states which each state could abandon without consultation, each state having a right to secede.
  • Foreign Affairs And Diplomacy

    confederate leaders fully expected that cotton would be wealthy and inducde britain and france to give direct aide to the souths war efforts