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The Civil War. In The Beginning. Southern politicians owned _______________________. (And the more important they were, _______________________________.). Southern politicians owned many more slaves than most whites. (And the more important they were, _______________________________.).

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The Civil War

In The Beginning


Southern politicians owned _______________________.

  • (And the more important they were, _______________________________.)


Southern politicians owned many more slaves than most whites.

  • (And the more important they were, _______________________________.)


Southern politicians owned many more slaves than most whites.

(And the more important they were, the more slaves they owned.)


States generally seceded _________ ______________________________.


States generally seceded in the order that they owned slaves.


The Civil War began ____________ _____________________________.


The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter.


The Union had large advantages in ______________________________.


The Union had large advantages in population, manufacturing and money.


However, the Confederates _____________________________ .


However, the Confederates had better officers and had the advantage of fighting defensively.


At the start of the war, Lincoln thought slavery should __________________


At the start of the war, Lincoln thought slavery should not be eliminated . . .


. . . because he was worried about ____________________________.


. . . because he was worried about keeping the loyalty of the border states.


In 1861-62, the war in the East ___________________________.


In 1861-62, the war in the East generally went badly for the Union.


For both sides, _________________.


For both sides, the war was much worse than they imagined it would be.


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