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U.S. Civil War 1861-1865

U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
Jump To: Fort Sumter Attacked - First Bull Run - Shiloh - Second Bull Run - Antietam - Fredericksburg - Chancellorsville - Gettysburg - Chickamauga - Chattanooga - Cold Harbor - March to the Sea - Lee Surrenders - Lincoln Shot November 6, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln, who had declared "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free..." is elected president, the first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote. December 20, 1860 - South Carolina secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Auction and Negro sales, Atlanta, Georgia. 1861 February 9, 1861 - The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer, as president.

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The Civil War First Battle of Bull Run Kurz & Allison Civil War Facts Location Eastern Theater, Western Theater, Trans-Mississippi, Gulf Coast, Sioux Uprising Student Resources Whether you have to write a report, finish a big project or just want to learn more about the Civil War, we can help! Find out why the Civil War is still important today. Whether you have to write a report, finish a big project or just want to learn more about the Civil War, we can help! Find out why the Civil War is still important today. American Civil War History - American Civil War Lincoln had used the occasion of the Union victory at Antietam to issue a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in the rebellious states after January 1, 1863. He justified his decision as a wartime measure, and did not go so far as to free the slaves in the border states loyal to the Union. Still, the Emancipation Proclamation deprived the Confederacy of the bulk of its labor forces and put international public opinion strongly on the Union side. Some 186,000 black soldiers would join the Union Army by the time the war ended in 1865, and 38,000 lost their lives. In the spring of 1863, Hooker’s plans for a Union offensive were thwarted by a surprise attack by the bulk of Lee’s forces on May 1, whereupon Hooker pulled his men back to Chancellorsville. The Confederates gained a costly victory in the battle that followed, suffering 13,000 casualties (around 22 percent of their troops); the Union lost 17,000 men (15 percent).

Post-1865: Effects of the War By the Civil War Trust, Endorsed by History™ Grades: Middle School Lesson Downloads A Brief Overview of the American Civil War Abraham Lincoln (National Archives) The Civil War is the central event in America's historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world.

VOKI Don’t have a Voki Classroom account? Easily manage your students' work with class accounts. Manage Students Add and manage your students. Putting CW Casualties in Perspective Civil War Deaths and 9/11 Printable Version Digital History ID 4520From the National Park Service: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship, Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2007, by John A. Latschar, Ph.D., the superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. In 1860, the total population of the United States was 31.4 million; 3.8 million men - approximately 12 percent of the total population - were enrolled in military service; 620,000 lost their lives (2 percent of the total population) in the war.

Civil War atlas to accompany Steele's American campaigns. Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate. Chicago citation style: United States Military Academy. Department Of Military Art And Engineering, Vincent J Esposito, and Matthew Forney Steele.

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