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US history 0.5

civil war

fort sumter Federal arsenal in S. Carolina, Seized by the south during the civil war. Lincoln sent food supplies to troops at this federal arsenal, causing the south to take action
Robert E Lee General in the confederate army. Expert military leadership, Lincoln had asked him to fight for the north, but he refused. surrendered at Appomattox courthouse in 1865, signaling the end of the civil war.
Emancipation Proclamation presidential decree by Lincoln, stating- all persons held as slaves within an state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the US, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free
draft law 1863, all able bodied men between 20-45 to serve in the military if called
habeas corpus guarantees that no one can be held in prison without specific charges being filed
inflation price increases
Ulysses S. Grant general over the north during the civil war. implemented the anaconda plan, and split the confederate territory
Battle of Gettysburg defeat of general Lee, destroyed one third of Lee's forces. last attempt of south against the north
Gettysburg address speech by Lincoln, in which he referred to the declaration of independence and applied it to the current struggles of the US
William T Sherman union general of total war tactics that led to the surrender of the south
total war not just battles and fighting, but complete destruction of the opponents resources, foods, buildings etc.
thirteenth amendment amendment that made slavery unconstitutional
freedmen African Americans freed in the south, hoping to remain and work as "free men"
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