Presentation on theme: "Birth of the Confederacy. The Confederacy The Confederate States of America Began in January 1861 the following states seceded from the United States."— Presentation transcript:
The Confederate States of America Began in January 1861 the following states seceded from the United States of America. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.
Why did they leave? These states left because… They would be a lot of money with the abolishment of slavery. Which they feared Lincoln would do. The states that made the most money with cotton, spear headed this secession. They believed the other states did not follow the constitution, so why should they.
Capitols of the Confederate States of America Montgomery Alabama
The Beginning Six days before South Carolina Seceded from Union, the Major Robert Anderson (commander from the North) moved 126 soldiers into Fort Sumter. On January 9 th, 1861, in an attempt to re- supply the soldiers stuck on Fort Sumter, this supply ship was suddenly attacked
Lincoln’s First Crisis This attack prompted Lincoln into his first crises. Lincoln notified the South Carolina Governor, saying that there will be more supply ships coming. The South Carolina Governor, Francis W. Pickens, told Lincoln to call off the supply ships or they will be sunk.
On April 12 th, 1861 The first bullets were fired in the civil war at 4:30 am Twenty Four Hours Later, Major Anderson and his soldiers had to surrender.
Civil War The Civil War was the first war America fought in over 50 years. This war had the more American deaths. Brothers were fighting brothers. Cousins were fighting cousins.