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1 Civil War & the Reconstruction CCCC hhhh aaaa pppp tttt eeee rrrr 4 Sherry Woods, Caywood Elementary School Lexington, TN

2 Taking Sides Most Northerners supported the Union Most Southerners supported the Confederacy.

3 Border States Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware Allowed slavery, BUT supported the Union. Some fought for the North Some fought for the South

4 Tennessee East Tennessee mountain people sided with North

5 Virginia Western part of Virginia supported the North –D–D–D–Divided into two states –W–W–W–West Virginia joined the Union in 1863

6 Henry Clays Grandsons 4 fought for the North 3 fought for the South

7 Abraham Lincolns Family His wifes brothers –4–4–4–4 brothers fought for the South even though their brother-in-law was President of the Union.

8 Robert E. Lee General for the United States Born in Virginia Decided to LEAVE the Union and join the Confederacy after his home state of Virginia seceded the Union. I cannot raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children.

9 Battle Plans The Battle of Bull Run –A–A–A–A stream near Manassas Junction, Virginia –M–M–M–Many came bringing picnics to watch the North crush the South. –S–S–S–Southerners were fighting to DEFEND their land. –O–O–O–Outnumbered…Out supplied…But more

10 Norths War Strategies Lincoln called for MORE officers Needed new battle plans 1. Blockade Souths ships entering and leaving. 2. Take over the Mississippi River 3. Invade the South and CAPTURE their capital, RICHMOND, Virginia

11 Souths War Strategies Break the blockade so their ships could get through Get help from Britain and France because they needed the Souths cotton. Invade and DESTROY Washington, D.C.

12 Life on the Home Front Hard for everyone, North and South Most civilians were women Took over factory work, businesses, and the farm work. Grew food, made clothes, bandages, and collected supplies. Worked as nurses Served as SPIES Dressed as men and FOUGHT in the war!

13 The War and Slavery Souths supplies were running out Lincoln thought about abolishing slavery Held back because of the Border States Didnt want to make them mad because even though they supported the Union, they still allowed slavery.


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