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C. War CAUSES (SO FAR) CHALLENGE! WHAT’S NEXT? John Brown, Lincoln’s Election, Secession, & Ft. Sumter 1859-61.

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2 C. War CAUSES (SO FAR) CHALLENGE!

3 WHAT’S NEXT? John Brown, Lincoln’s Election, Secession, & Ft. Sumter

4 John Brown : aka psycho abolitionist! Background: Failed 20 times in 6 states to start a business Went to Bleeding Kansas w/ sons They killed 5 pro slavery men with swords

5 Leads 5 blacks & 13 whites to armory in Harper’s Ferry, VA. Wagon full of guns to start a slave revolt Takes 9 hostages Federal Troops (Robert E. Lee) stormed Raid on Harper’s Ferry october ‘59

6 THE OUTCOME : No slaves revolted! 9 Died: –1 frmr slave, His 2 sons, and 9 more! Brown tried for TREASON Hanged in VA square

7 Here’s Why John Brown helps start the Civil War… … and my fav historian Ed Bearss!

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9 THEN in 1860…

10 The “last straw” for the South… No way are they going to have a Northern Pres! So, They leave! Lincoln elected Pres !

11 Union/North States = 23 Pres = Lincoln Confederation/ South States = 11 Pres = Jefferson Davis Confed. Gov’t Same Constitution Held in Hotel JD terrified! All Northern troops told to evacuate S. Forts

12 ULTIMATUM from the South: Lincoln Must Choose: Send People to help Ft. Sumter & be responsible for the start of the war OR Do nothing & let soldiers die JD Must Choose: Do nothing & he (and his new country) are weak OR Attack Ft. Sumter and start the war, might lose states Gen. Anderson (union) Must Choose: Obey orders from Lincoln, get attacked, lose men OR Accept the offer to leave peacefully and save the lives of 75 men Says STAY & SENDS FOOD! “ You have until 4:30 am tomorrow to get UNION troops out of FT. SUMTER or we open fire!”

13 GEN Anderson STAYS, JD attacks! April 12, :30 am The South opens fire on Ft. Sumter (start of the civil war)

14 34 hours of continuous firing…

15 EFFECTS HOW MANY DIED? This sucks!

16 The CIVIL WAR has begun… FLIP OVER  A LITTLE REVIEW…

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18 DUE Monday: NOTHING!!! Enjoy the weekend!


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