Main Ideas The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in Confederate states. African Americans participated in the war in a variety of ways. President Lincoln faced opposition to the war. Life was difficult for soldiers and civilians alike. Big Idea
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Main Idea 1: The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in Confederate states.
By Margaret Mahlke
Lincoln Issues the Proclamation
Reaction to the Proclamation
Main Idea 2: African Americans participate in the war in a variety of ways.
By: Ellie Flynn
The 54TH Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first official black units in the U.S. armed forces. Their courageous assault on Fort Wagner played a key role in bringing about an end to slavery. Ellie Flynn
President Lincoln faced opposition to the war
Lincoln running the war, he had to deal with tensions in the North.
Main Idea 4 :Life was difficult for soldiers and civilians alike
The way of life for civilians and soldiers was drastically changed by the war.
Union Signal Corps
Modern battlefield communications
Starvation and disease killed thousands