The Civil War: 1861-1865. Election of 1860. √. John C. Breckenridge – Southern Democrat. vs. Stephen A. Douglas - Democrat. Abraham Lincoln – Republican. John Bell – Constitutional Union. Why did Lincoln win?. North v South in 1861: which side had all the advantages?.
John C. Breckenridge – Southern Democrat
Stephen A. Douglas - Democrat
Abraham Lincoln – Republican
John Bell – Constitutional Union
Why did Lincoln win?
So why does it take four years for the North to win?
______, ______, _______, ______
So Lincoln selects George McClellan! McClellan proved to be a weak leader though
RE Lee decides to fight for the Confederacy!
Announced the ___________ _________________!
“Bread riots” break out in Southern cities
July 1 – 3, 1863
Is this a “poor man’s fight?”
Women organizations created hospitals; worked to keep military camps clean;
Other duties worked for Treasury Department and worked in factories making weaponry, made uniforms
Some women pretended to be men and served as soldiers until discovered
surrenders to ___________
“With malice toward none; with charity for all…”
Lincoln tries to convince the South to stop fighting!