Presentation on theme: "1861-1865 Civil War: Causes STATES RIGHTS The 10 th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that all powers not given to the Congress by the."— Presentation transcript:
REASONS FOR JOINING CONFEDERACY SECTIONALISM - TX supported its "sister slave-holding States. Most Texans were originally from the South and had connections to friends and families there. These Texans believed in slavery although most did not own slaves. Economically, politically and socially Texans were connected to the South by PEGS. Civil War: Political Impact
Civil War: Political Impact OTHER POLITICAL IMPACTS Texans fought in many battles in the Civil War on the Confederate and Union side CONSCRIPTION ACT (had to join the Confederate army) - Over 60,000, Texans joined the Confederacy This caused the Great Hanging - Those that opposed the Confederate side tried to flee Texas to join the Union side in the North. They were caught by the Confederates and hung for treason Many former slaves and Texas immigrants (Germans) were able to fight for the Union.
SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE Leader of Confederate Hoods Brigade; Fort Hood TX named after him Governor of TX in 1861 after Sam Houston resigned Commander of the 5 th Volunteer Calvary Confederate forces in TX JOHN BELL HOOD FRANCIS LUBBOCK THOMAS GREEN
SIGNIFICANT BATTLES July 1861 – The Union Navy began to block Texas ports; 1863, Confederate troops convert steamboats to gunships and take back the port 2. September 1863 - Union plans to invade Texas with 5000 troops and attack Houston; Lieutenant Richard Dowling and his men defended Ft. Griffin for a complete victory BATTLE OF GALVESTON BATTLE OF SABINE PASS