Words to know… Culture- the behaviors and beliefs of a group. Visible Culture Invisible parts of a culture
Facts & Dates The war lasted from 1861-1865 620,000 Americans died (there were 30,000,000 in America at the time). What percentage of the population was this? Now we have 315,000,000 people in the U.S.
What caused the Civil War? 1. Economic and social differences between the North and South 2. The election of Abraham Lincoln 3. Slavery A. The growth of the abolition movement B. New states being added to the Union as slave or non-slave
A main cause of the Civil War… economic and social differences between North and South URBAN - city-likeRURAL- country-like
Economic Differences NORTH– UNION Manufacturing, workshops and factories Many railroads and canals to move goods SOUTH-- CONFEDERACY Farming and agriculture define the economy Few rail lines Small farms 1/4 of farmers owned slaves
Political SIMILARITIES! Women, American Indians, and slaves could not vote in the North or the South A few states allowed free African American men to vote In 1824 non-property owners gained voting rights