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Civil War flashcards

Missouri Compromise (1820) Missouri entered the Union as a slave state:Maine entered the Union as a free state.
Compromise of (1850) California entered the Union as a free state. Southwest territories would decide the slavery issue for themselves.
Kansas-Nebraska Act People in each state would decide the slavery issue(¨popular sovereignty¨).
North -Favored tariffs -Against slavery -Nation can't be divided -Central government supreme -Industrial -Urban/cities
South -Against tariffs -Depended on slavery -Can leave the Union -State's Rights -Agricultural/Farming -Rural/Country
Abraham Lincoln President of the United States,Issued the Emancipation Proclamation,delivered the Gettysburg address,believed the US was one nation and not just a collection of states,and was determined to preserve the Union,by force if necessary.
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America
Ulysses S Grant General of the Union Army.
Robert E. Lee Leader of the Army for the Confederacy,offered command of the Union force but chose not to fight against Virginia,opposed secession. But didn't think the union should be held together by force,and urged southerners to accept defeat and reunite as American
Thomas ¨Stonewall¨ Jackson Skilled Confederate general from Virginia.
Frederick Douglas Former slave/abolitionists
Clara Barton Civil War nurse/founded the Red Cross.
Robert Smalls Union naval captain,Congressman after the war.
South secession Because Lincoln was elected President.
Fort Sumter First shots fired of the Civil war (South)
Battle of Bull Run/Manassas first major battle
Battle of Vicksburg split the south in two and gave the Union control of the Mississippi River.
Battle of Gettysburg turning point in the battle,fought for control of the high ground,and the only time lee invaded the north.
Appomattox Courthouse Lee surrendered to Grant in 1865
Union Strategy Capture Richmond,blockade southern port,and control the Mississippi River.
Emancipation Proclamation Issued by Lincoln,freed the slaves in the south
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