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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
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What happened in 1861?
In 1861, 11 states seceded and established the Confederacy.
Did the confederate states come from the South or North?
What was a reason for the states to secede?
Different views and debates separated them. As well as slavery.
What were some Union advantages in the war?
larger population, stronger economy, more effective transportation system, and more natural resources.
What were some Confederate advantages?
Stronger drive and military leadership.
What was the first battle of the Civil War?
What was the first major battle?
In July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia, is were the first major battle occurred. Called Bull Run.
A big loss for the Confederates was at?
Camp Shiloh, 23000 casualties.
On September 16, 1862, Union Major General George McClellan attacked Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Sharpsburg, Maryland. What was this event called?
Battle of Antietam, bloodies day in American history.
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves, and enabled African Americans to serve in the Union Military. This will then apply in the future for Confederate states as well.
What battle caused serious damage to the Confederates? (hint General Lee invaded the North)
President Lincoln declares Gettysburg Address. What does this stand for?
A new purpose for the war, was for all freedom and equality.
What did the Union General Sherman capture during his march toward the sea?
Atlanta and Savannah
In what town did General Robert E. Lee surrender at?
Appomattox Court House. (April 9, 1865)
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