Presentation on theme: "Leadership The War The Outcome"— Presentation transcript:
1 Leadership The War The Outcome The American Civil WarLeadershipThe WarThe Outcome
2 Jefferson Davis Confederate States of America President West Point graduate and Mexican War veteranDemanding leader who did not tolerate disagreement, interfered in military affairs and appointmentsLacks strong support from southerners
3 Robert E Lee West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran Resigns from U.S. Army to serve in the Confederate forcesCommander of the Northern Army of VirginiaBrilliant commander who took the fight to his enemy
4 Abraham Lincoln President during Civil War and 16th president Legislator from IllinoisA gifted leader and public speakerSought to preserve the Union and to contain slavery’s growthAssassinated during second term in 1865
5 Ulysses S. Grant West Point graduate and veteran of Mexican War His victory at Vicksburg provides him with command of the Union ArmyBelieves in “total war”Elected 18th president of United States in 1868
6 Clara Barton Witnesses the horror of the 1st Civil War battle Organizes a rapid response of supplies and donations to provide help in field hospitals. Pushes for sanitary practices in hospitalsFounded American Red Cross chapter in 1882
7 April 12, 1861 Confederate troops open fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War begins!
8 Bull Run, 1861 the 1st battle of the Civil War Bull Run, 1861 the 1st battle of the Civil War. It shows that the war is going to be long and costly.
9 Antietam, September 16-18 1862 considered the single bloodiest day in the American history.
10 Emancipation Proclamation September 22, 1862, declared that all slaves in the rebellious Confederate states would be free. Following the proclamation, many slaves in these states walked away from plantations and sought protection from Union forces. The proclamation did not apply to slaves living in border states or to areas in the South occupied by federal troops. It greatly hurt the Confederate war effort and provided additional manpower to the Union.
11 Vicksburg, May-July 1863. The Union victory divides the south in half greatly weakening it.
12 Gettysburg 1863 July1-3, Lee’s gamble to destroy the Union army signals the end for the Confederate cause.
13 Gettysburg AddressSpeech made at the dedication of a national cemetery at Gettysburg. The speech captures the spirit of liberty and freedom ideally held by citizens of a democracy from.
14 Appomattox Courthouse, April Lee’s army is surrounded on three sides. The Confederates surrender. The Union wins.
15 The Death of LincolnLincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C.After shooting Lincoln, Booth shouts “Sic Semper Tyrannis”