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US History Standards 9

Abraham Lincoln 16th president; president during Civil War; reelected in 1864; assassinated.
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy
Ulysses S. Grant Northern Army general during Civil War; later became president
Robert E. Lee Southern Army general
William T. Sherman Northern Army officer; lead “March to the Sea” through Georgia
Andrew Johnson Lincoln’s successor; President during Reconstruction. Was impeached and acquitted
Battle of Antietam Bloodiest day in US History – Civil War battle in Maryland that the North wins – Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation
Battle of Gettysburg Bloodiest battle (3 days) in US History – South forced to retreat after invading Pennsylvania & cannot recover from loss of soldiers July 1863
Battle of Vicksburg Northern victory – cut south in two by gaining control of the Mississippi River. July 1863
Battle for Atlanta Northern victory & part of the "March to the Sea" . South can’t recover
Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln issues in 1863 to hurt Confederate war effort. Symbolically "freed" slaves in the south.
Gettysburg Address Lincoln speech after bloody 3 day battle that raises US morale to keep fighting
Habeas Corpus Americans right not to be arrested without cause; Lincoln suspended it during Civil War
George McCellan First general of the Union Army. Was fired by Lincoln after Antietam.
Fort Sumter Union fort in Charleston Harbor. The southern bombardment of this fort marked the beginning of the Civil War
Created by: croper1