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Taking Sides in the Civil War

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  1. Taking Sides in the Civil War General Robert E. Lee Pages 507-510

  2. Hopes for Peace End • When Confederate soldiers fired on Fort Sumter, hopes for peace between the North and South ended. • Americans had to make hard decisions about going to war. • Many people thought the war would be short and easy. • For most, the side to support was clear.

  3. Taking Sides - North • Most Northerners supported the Union. • They believed it was wrong for the South to leave the Union. • They were willing to fight to save the Union.

  4. Taking Sides - South • Most white Southerners supported the Confederacy. • They were willing to go to war for their independence. • Whether they owned slaves or not, many felt the North was trying to change the South.

  5. Border States • People in the border states of Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware were torn between the Union and the Confederacy. • Although they allowed slavery, they remained part of the Union. • When it came to the war, some fought for the North and some for the South.

  6. Which Side? • In the mountains of eastern Tennessee and northern Alabama, there was very little slavery. • Many people there sided with the North. • In western Virginia, feelings for the Union were so strong, that the people voted to break away from Virginia and form a new state. • West Virginia joined the Union in 1863.

  7. Families Divided • When war finally came, four of Henry Clay’s grandsons decided to join the Confederacy. Three others fought for the Union. • Lincoln’s own family was divided. Mary Todd, Lincoln’s wife, had four brothers who fought for the South.

  8. General Robert E. Lee • Lee was a West Point graduate who had served the U.S. for 32 years. • He fought in the war with Mexico. • President Lincoln asked Lee to command the Union forces. • He declined because he said he could not lead an army against his home state of Virginia.

  9. North vs. South

  10. North vs. South

  11. North vs. South

  12. North vs. South