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The Civil War, and Abraham's Legacy

  • The East Lifestyle

    The East Lifestyle
    "In 1850, more than half of the factories in the United States were located in the Northeast with two-thirds of the nation's production value centered in that region.", this quote alone shows us that the East was all about progress, hard work, and industry, then suddenly the East got a very large amount of Immigrants, mostly Irish, due to "The Potato Famine".-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • The West Lifestyle

    The West Lifestyle
    "In 1860, the West covered three vast natural regions. The first of these natural regions ran from the interior plains of Ohio and Indiana, west to Iowa, and north to Wisconsin and Minnesota.", now, the west was almost opposite from the East, the East didn't have quite as rich and natural land as the West, so they focused more on Production of things like metal or wood perhaps, meanwhile the West was all about family type farming, agricultural goods and such.-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • The Division of the North/South

    The Division of the North/South
    The North and South, politically, had begun to undergo serious arguments, some even fatal for unfortunate politicians, things such as debates over slavery, and even co-ordinates stating that slavery can't be held in the North past that line, known as the "Missouri Compromise". -(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • The Southern Lifestyle

    The Southern Lifestyle
    "The plantation system of assigning vast property in land and slaves elevated a few men to positions of superior power financially and socially.", slavery was extremely prominent in the south especially, and it made plantation owners fairly powerful, depending on who had the most slaves or who was smartest with their money, but the point is slaves essentially became a necessity to most southerners.-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • The First Secession

    The First Secession
    "South Carolina called a state convention in December of 1860, little more than a month after the election. The convention voted to repeal the state's ratification of the Constitution and formally secede from the Union." sadly, this marked the precursor for the Civil War, South Carolina was outraged by the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, due to his words of preference for the Northern wants, especially for slavery.-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • The Confederation Is Formed

    The Confederation Is Formed
    "They adopted the "stars and bars" as their flag, elected Jefferson Davis as their president and Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia as their Vice President, and drafted a constitution.", this constitution was extremely similar to the Unions, they immediately went ahead and captured a number of Forts too.
  • Lincoln Attempts To Negotiate

    Lincoln Attempts To Negotiate
    "Lincoln urged the people of the Union to reflect before acting to secede. 'My countrymen, one and all, think calmly and well upon this whole subject. Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. If there be an object to hurry any of you in hot haste to a step which you would never take deliberately, that object will be frustrated by taking time; but no good object can be frustrated by it.', this tells us, many southern states had began to secede just as South Carolina did.-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • Lincolns Call To Arms

    Lincolns Call To Arms
    "On April 15, Lincoln declared the Southern insurrection was "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings." Lincoln called for seventy-five thousand volunteers to enlist in the military service for three months and ordered the navy to blockade all the ports of the South."., in this moment, Lincoln had realized force was necessary, and made preparations-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • Fort Sumter Falls

    Fort Sumter Falls
    "The Confederacy needed the Charleston harbor. Knowing that supply boats would not be able to sail past Fort Sumter if it were held by federal troops, the Confederate States called for the surrender of Fort Sumter.", this is an important event because it marks the first time the Confederates showed they were willing to fight fellow countrymen for their goal, meanwhile the men at Fort Sumter were ordered not to engage, for Lincoln still had hope for a diplomatic solution.-(Ignitia.com/editors)
  • Conclusion Of The War

    Conclusion Of The War
    After a long, deathly war and battle between the two very Union and Confederate Generals, Lee surrendered. "Lee and Grant met at Appomattox Court House, west of Richmond, on April 9, 1865 where the tired and saddened General Lee signed the surrender that ended the war. Grant, following Lincoln's orders, allowed the troops to keep their horses and provided food for the hungry, striving to carry out the sentiments Of Lincoln.", peace was restored for the most part.-(Ignitia.com/editors)