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STRATEGIES OF THE CIVIL WAR. The Arts of Death. Focus Question. What do teams need to do in order to win a game?. OBJECTIVES. After today’s lesson, you will: Outline the major strengths and weaknesses of both sides in the Civil War

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Strategies of the civil war

STRATEGIES OF THE CIVIL WAR

The Arts of Death


Focus question
Focus Question

  • What do teams need to do in order to win a game?


Objectives
OBJECTIVES

After today’s lesson, you will:

  • Outline the major strengths and weaknesses of both sides in the Civil War

  • Describe the strategies of the two sides during the Civil War


Breakdown of the union
Breakdown of the Union

  • Military commanders in the South turned over U.S. forts and arsenals to Southern forces

    • Allowed growth of the Confederate Army

    • Left the Union weak in the South

  • By April 1861, the Union held three forts in the South


Fort sumter
Fort Sumter

  • Bombing of Fort Sumter starts the war

  • Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers

    • “Put down the insurrection”

    • Three month enlistment

  • Four states in the Upper South secede


First battle of bull run
First Battle of Bull Run

  • “One Big Battle” mentality

  • Met in Northern Virginia on July 21, 1861

    • Southerners proved victorious

    • Victory was not decisive

  • Both sides hunkered down for a long war



Strategies of the war
Strategies of the War

Union Plan

  • Anaconda Plan

    • Designed by Winfield Scott

  • Blockade the South

  • Seize control of the Mississippi

  • Capture Richmond


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Strategies of the War

Southern Plan

  • “Active Defense”

  • Defend Southern territory

  • Active when holding the advantage

  • Encourage foreign support

  • Prolong the War


Results
Results

  • Northern strategy and economy defeated the South

    • Union able to set the pace of the war

    • Union used its superior economy to defeat the South

  • War effectively ends on April 9, 1865 with the surrender at Appomattox Court House


Summary
Summary

  • Explain in two-three sentences how this lesson could be improved


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