The Confederate States of America • Began in January 1861 the following states seceded from the United States of America. • Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.
Secession in Order • South Carolina (December 5th, 1860) • Mississippi (January 9th, 1861) • Florida (January 10th, 1861) • Alabama (January 11th, 1861) • Georgia (January 19th, 1861) • Louisiana (January 26th, 1861) • Texas (February 1rst, 1861) • Virginia (April 17th, 1861) • Arkansas (May 6th, 1861) • Tennessee (May 7th, 1861) • North Carolina ( May 20th, 1861)
Why did they leave? • These states left because… • They would be a lot of money with the abolishment of slavery. Which they feared Lincoln would do. • The states that made the most money with cotton, spear headed this secession. • They believed the other states did not follow the constitution, so why should they.
Capitols of the Confederate States of America • Montgomery Alabama
The Second Capitol • Richmond Virginia
President Davis • Ran unopposed for presidency of the Confederates. • Was sworn in on February 18th, 2013
President Davis Confederate Army • When elected into office, President Davis began raising a 100,000 men army.
April 12th, 1861 • Fort Sumter, South Carolina
The Beginning • Six days before South Carolina Seceded from Union, the Major Robert Anderson (commander from the North) moved 126 soldiers into Fort Sumter. • On January 9th, 1861, in an attempt to re-supply the soldiers stuck on Fort Sumter, this supply ship was suddenly attacked
Lincoln’s First Crisis • This attack prompted Lincoln into his first crises. • Lincoln notified the South Carolina Governor, saying that there will be more supply ships coming. • The South Carolina Governor, Francis W. Pickens, told Lincoln to call off the supply ships or they will be sunk.
On April 12th, 1861 • The first bullets were fired in the civil war at 4:30 am • Twenty Four Hours Later, Major Anderson and his soldiers had to surrender.
Civil War • The Civil War was the first war America fought in over 50 years. • This war had the more American deaths. • Brothers were fighting brothers. Cousins were fighting cousins.