Unit 3 – Pre Civil War.
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“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I don not expect the Union to be dissolved-I do not expect the house to fall-but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.”
Abraham Lincoln – 1858
“I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away; but with Blood.”
Which was the greatest cause for the eventual Civil War?
Why was is so important for Abraham Lincoln to not let the southern states secede?
Majority of trained officers were from the south
Defending their homeland
Fighting for their way of life
War of attrition
Be on the defensive
Force England and France to help by withholding cotton from them
What was flawed with the Southern strategy of war of attrition?
Bullet shaped ammo
Spiral shaped groves in rifle barrels (rifling)
Powder packs allowed for quicker reloading
Canisters – shells filled with shot (bullets) that exploded and shot bullets everywhere
Civil War Battles