Presentation on theme: " Election of 1860 Secession April 12, 1861 – General PGT Beauregard opened fire Major Robert Anderson tried to hold fort but ran out of supplies."— Presentation transcript:
Election of 1860 Secession
April 12, 1861 – General PGT Beauregard opened fire Major Robert Anderson tried to hold fort but ran out of supplies Lincoln declared South in rebellion
VA, NC, TN & AK joined Confederacy Borders States - between North & South became very important to the North – DE, MD, WV, KY & MO
1. More Railroads 2. More Factories 3. Balanced Economy 4. Larger Population 5. Functioning Gov’t.
1. More Trained Officers 2. Defensive Position 3. Preservation of Way of Life
The South Fight a defensive war Entice England or France to side with the Confederacy in order to keep its immense textile industry supplied with cotton Fight a “war of attrition” in order to make the war as long, as bloody, and as costly as possible for the North in hopes that they would simply quit
The North Fight an offensive war and to overwhelm the Confederacy with sheer numbers of troops Gain control of the West via the Mississippi River and march east towards Richmond Gain control of the far South and march northward towards Richmond Gain control of the Atlantic and march west towards Richmond