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Civil War

Which side had the most resources at the start of the war (people, factories, railroads)? Union (North)
Which event led directly to secession? Lincoln's election
Who was the President of the Confederate States of America? Jefferson Davis
Which side had the advantage of having stronger, more experienced military leaders? Confederacy (South)
This document/action weakend the Confederacy by freeing slaves and motivated Union soldiers by making it a war to end slavery Emancipation Proclamation
Civil War Technology: Communication Telegraph
Civil War Technology: Naval Warfare Ironclads & Submarines
Turning Point: Battle of Vicksburg Gave Union control of Mississippi River
Turning Point: Emancipation Proclamation the purpose of the war becomes to not just to save the Union, but to end slavery- motivates Union soldiers
Turning Point: Gettysburg Staggering losses on both sides; Confederate attempt to invade North fails
Gettysburg Address -Given by Lincoln at battlefield in memory of dead soldiers on both sides -Written to inspire the preservation of the Union in memory of those who died fighting to keep the country together.
What happened in the town of Appomattox Court House? The war ends when Robert E. Lee (Confederate General) surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant (Union general)
Created by: rbaulch



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