Presentation on theme: "Abraham Lincoln * Grew up in the Midwest * Educated himself and became a lawyer * He was tall and thin in appearance * Lincoln’s main goal as president."— Presentation transcript:
Abraham Lincoln * Grew up in the Midwest * Educated himself and became a lawyer * He was tall and thin in appearance * Lincoln’s main goal as president was to preserve the Union
George B. McClellan Ambrose Burnside * Commander of the Union Army at the beginning of the war * Had General Lee on the run but did not chase him down * Was relieved of command by Lincoln * Ran against Lincoln in 1864 but was defeated * Union general who was defeated at Fredericksburg * His style of facial hair is where we get the term sideburns
George Meade * Union general who won victory at Gettysburg * Was still not the commander Lincoln wanted and was also relieved of command William Sherman * Union general that marched through Georgia and the Carolinas destroying everything in his path
Ulysses S. Grant * Became the final commander of the Union forces * Grant believed in total warfare * Total warfare— taking the war to your enemy from all sides destroying everything
Jefferson Davis * Grew up in Mississippi * He was selected as the President of the Confederacy
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson * Confederate general who won a victory at Bull Run * Died at the battle of Chancellorsville severely hurting the South George Pickett * General who lost most of his division at Gettysburg in what is known as Pickett’s charge
Robert E. Lee * Asked by Lincoln to command the Union forces * He chose state over country and led the Confederate forces instead Will you lead the Union? I cannot fight against my home, Virginia!
* Throughout the war Lincoln delivered many important speeches First Inaugural Address * Lincoln focused his support on the Union * He made no mention of interfering with slavery
Emancipation Proclamation * Freed the slaves in the Confederate States Second Inaugural Address * Lincoln summed up his vision on peace and harmony between the North and South Gettysburg Address * This was a speech given at a dedication of a cemetery after the Battle of Gettysburg * Lincoln stressed his words about the meaning of the war
North * Blockade all southern ports * Take control of the Mississippi River * Capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia What do you think this cartoon is portraying?
South * Fight a defensive war * Get help from Europe * Capture Washington D.C. HELP!
North * Superior leadership * Greater population * Military and industrial power * More money, railroads, and food crops
South * Outstanding military officers * Strong motivation * Fighting on home ground * Skilled with guns and horses
North * Weak motivation * Officers not aggressive enough * Fighting on unfamiliar territory * Overconfidence in early end to war South * Weak leadership * No navy* Fewer men, supplies, factories, and money * Weaker, less established government
Create and fill in this chart on page 19 of your IN. The North (Union) The South (Confederate) Nicknames Strategies for winning the war Advantages Disadvantages If you finish, work on your football diagram!