Presentation on theme: "Road Map of Civil War Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harper’s Ferry Dred Scott Election of 1860 First Event Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book titled Uncle Tom’s Cabin."— Presentation transcript:
Road Map of Civil War Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harper’s Ferry Dred Scott Election of 1860 First Event Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book titled Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This book described the treatment of slaves and their suffering. The book turned many against slavery. Second Event An enslaved man who asked the Supreme Court for his freedom. He was enslaved and moved to a free state and wanted to remain free. Third Event John Brown was an abolitionist, who started a revolt among enslaved people. He attacked Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, an army post, to give the weapons to the enslaved people. Fourth Event Southerners were afraid if Lincoln won, then slavery would be outlawed. Southern states said they would secede if Lincoln wins. LINCOLN WINS!!!!
Road Map of Civil War Secession Fifth Event South Carolina is the first state to secede. Later SIX more southern states secede and from the Confederacy. Sixth Event Confederate troops seized U.S. Army forts in the South. Fort Sumter, SC refused to surrender. Confederate shots were fired on April 12, 1861. The Civil War Begins Seventh Event First Major Battle It took place in Manassas, Virginia Union soldiers attacked a line of Confederate Soldiers but could not break through. “Stonewall” Jackson stood firm with his troops and became a Confederate hero. Eight Event The bloodiest day in American history. 6000 Confederate and Union Soldiers died. The Union won and many questioned all the fighting. Battle of Antietam Battle of Bull RunFort Sumter
Road Map of Civil War Battle of Gettysburg March to Sea Ninth Event Lee’s Army met Union troops in Gettysburg, Virginia. This was the turning point in the war because Lee’s army was severely weakened. Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address Tenth Event Gen. William Sherman led troops through battles in Georgia. He attacked Atlanta, which was a center for supplies, factories, and railroads. In Sept. 1864, he captured and burned Atlanta, GA Eleventh Event Sherman’s army cut a path across Georgia to the city of Savannah. The goal was to destroy everything that could help the South win the war. Twelfth Event Lee’s final battle took place on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Lee met with Grant to discuss the surrender. The Civil War is over. Atlanta Campaign Appomattox Court House