2 When did the war take place? On December 20, 1860, South Carolina secedes from the Union.War begins April 12, 1861 – Confederates fire on Fort Sumter, SCWar ends on April 9, 1865 – General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses Grant at Appomattox.
3 Who was involved? Confederacy – Southern states. President: Jefferson DavisGenerals: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, and James LongstreetUnion – Northern states.President: Abraham LincolnGenerals: George McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, Joseph Hooker, William Sherman, and Ulysses S. Grant
4 Where did the war take place? Most battles took place in Virginia.Battles took place in southern states.Along the Mississippi River.Naval Battles - Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico.
5 Why did the war take place? SlaveryStates rights – Power should be in the hands of the states (people).Economic differences between the North and the South.Antebellum Events.
6 What were the results of the war? The Union is preservedAbolition of SlaverySouth is devastatedReconstruction of the southGrowth of industry in the southFederal Government becomes more powerful.