What were the goals of the North at the start of the Civil War? The North wanted to preserve the Union. Keep the border states from seceding.
What were the border states? The states between the North & the South (slavery was legal). Did not secede. Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri
What were the goals of the South at the start of the Civil War? The South wanted to be independent.
What did the disaster at Bull Run show the Union leaders? Untrained troops could not be depended upon.
Was the Anaconda Plan for the North or the South?
What were the major goals of the Anaconda Plan? Blockade Take control of the Mississippi Capture Richmond Divide the eastern part of the Confederacy
The Union forces tried to divide the Confederacy by gaining control of what river?
The fugitive slave law was a disaster for what group of people? Slaves Why? Any slave that escaped to the North was to be returned to their owner.
General McClellan (north) was criticized for what reason? For having the “slows” (overly cautious & non-aggressive)
What was General Thomas J. Jackson’s nickname? Stonewall
Who won the battle of Antietam? Neither side. The North claimed it as a victory.
What did Lincoln do right after the battle of Antietam? Emancipation Proclamation
What was the document Lincoln issued declaring freedom for slaves in the Confederacy? Emancipation Proclamation
Who did Lincoln give command of the Union army to in June of 1863? General George G. Meade
General Robert E. Lee was commander for which army?
Why did Lee move his troops north in 1863? Supplies Give the South a rest Good battleground Washington DC and other major Northern cities A victory on Northern soil To force a peace treaty Get help from foreign countries