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  1. Civil War Jake Minchew For Mrs. Cowart

  2. Causes • States Rights • Trade Imbalance • Slavery

  3. States Rights • States have rights. • The U.S. government has rights. • Which are more important?

  4. Slavery • North wanted to prevent the spread of slavery. • Issue was over whether the federal government could tell states what to do.

  5. Fort Sumter • The firing on Ft. Sumter was the start of the shooting conflict between the north and the south.

  6. Emancipation Proclamation • Issued after the start of the war • Written by President Lincoln • Met mixed reactions • Ordered the slaves to be freed • This didn’t happen until the war ended.

  7. Sherman’s March to the Sea • Army marched from Atlanta to Savannah • Path was 50 miles wide • Burned and destroyed everything

  8. Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox • April 9, 1865 • Ended the Civil War • His men were allowed to return home.

  9. Abraham Lincoln • 16th President of the United States. • His election led to several southern states leaving the Union. • Served as President of the U.S. during the Civil War. • Wrote Emancipation Proclamation • Was assassinated

  10. Ulysses Grant • Commander of the Northern Army at the end of the war.

  11. Jefferson Davis • Former Secretary of War for the United States and Former U.S. Senator from Mississippi • President of the Confederate States of America.

  12. Robert E. Lee • Leader of the Confederate Army. • Known as great military mind. • Was offered command of the Union Army by President Lincoln at the start of the war. • Turned down that offer to defend his home state of Virginia.

  13. Frederick Douglas • Former slave who escaped • Learned to read and write • Great speaker

  14. Harriet Tubman • Former slave • Escaped slavery • Conductor for the Underground Railroad • Helped over 300 slaves escape to freedom

  15. Life on the Battlefield • Only officers had tents • Carried all their belongings on their backs • Very boring when not actually fighting • Played games • Wrote letters

  16. Life on the Homefront • Women had to run farms and businesses • Worried about soldiers • Wrote letters • Worked as nurses • Often lost everything

  17. Effects of the New Amendments • 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments • Slavery outlawed • States’ rights • Everyone had right to vote

  18. Reconstruction • Had to rebuild things that were destroyed • Freed slaves had to learn how to live on their own • Soldiers returned home

  19. In Sherman’s march to the sea how wide was his path?

  20. Which is more important Federal government or U.S. government?

  21. What was the cause of the shooting conflict between the North and the South?

  22. Who wrote the Emancipation Proclamation?

  23. When did the Civil War end?

  24. Who was the former Secretary of the war?

  25. What did women have to do?