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Civil War Unit
Terms in this set (40)
Election of 1860
Lincoln won this election due to popular vote because of the large population in the Northern States and that the Democrats split their votes between Douglas and Breckinridge.
Causes of Civil War
States rights, economic systems, and sectionalism between North and South.
First state to secede from the Union after Lincoln's Election of 1860.
First military activity of Civil War when the Confederacy attacked this Union fortress.
Advantages of the Union
Total population, bak deposits, factories, food crops, horses, and rail road tracks.
Election of 1864
Lincoln won this election due to the fall of Atlanta, support from Union soldiers, and internal concerns within the Democratic Party.
Military advancement impact
Ironclads, rifled weapons, minie ball; faster more accurate deadlier weapons.
This changed the Civil War because it made the Civil War about slavery not jsut about saving the Union, it also made other forces not want to help the 'pro-slavery' group.
High ground at Gettysburg
It was necessary to keep this due to seeing the whole battlefield to anticipate confederate attacks.
Sherman's March to the Sea
This was important because it cut off Confederate supply lines and broke their spirit while boosting Union's spirit abd secured Lincoln's reelection.
Win the Civil War
The Union were able to do this because they were able to endure the length of the war and had more resources and soldiers.
This period was significant for blacks because during this time, the 13th, 14th anf 15th amendments were passed, slavery outlawed in the US, born or naturalized are citizens, and black men are allowed to vote.
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This man led a Confederate charge at the Battle of Gettysburg that resulted in a major failure for the Confederacy.
Battle of Shiloh
This was the first major battle in the West; and you could "walk across the field without stepping on grass".
This man was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
This general won a Union victory at Antietam, but was fired after the battle for not following the Confederates.
This man was the President of the United States of America during the Civil War.
This document freed all slaves in all Confederates states.
Battle of Manassas or Bull Run
This was the first major battle in the Civil War.
Lincoln's vice president; became president after Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.
Battle of Gettysburg
This battle was known as the turning point of the Civil War.
This was the plan to bring the Confederate States back into the Union after the Civil War.
Robert E Lee
This man for the majority of the war was the commander for all Confederate troops.
This is site where the General Lee surrendered to General Grant to end the Civil War.
John Wilkes Booth
This man shot and killed Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.
William T. Sherman
This Union General swept through the South, burning cities and destroying railroad lines by waging "Total War".
Ulysses S. Grant
This man was quite successful in the Western Theater with victories at Shiloh and Vicksburg that Lincoln promoted him to command the entire Union army for the reminder of the war.
This was the speech President Lincoln gave when dedicating the national cemetery at the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Thomas Stonewall Jackson
This Confederate general received his nickname at the Battle of First Bull Run when he held back a Union attack.
Battle of Antietam
This battle had 3 smaller battles within it: the cornfield, bloody lane, and the stone bridge and was the "Bloodiest Day in U.S. History".
These northern states fought for this side in the Civil War.
These southern states fought for this side in the Civil War.
This Union leader drove two Confederate Alabama regiments from Little Roundtop by using a simple flanking maneuver.
This is the place where Abraham Lincoln was shot.
Little Round Top
This high ground in the Battle of Gettysburg was the center of most of the fighting occurred on the second day of the battle.
This Union general won the Battle of Gettysburg; but was fired shortly after for not following Lee as he left Pennsylvania.
These were the first examples of a modern navy used by both the North and the South.
This city was burned by William T. Sherman in the days preceding the presidential election of 1864.
This is the method of destroying civilian and military resources.
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