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1 The Civil War War Between the States

2 Causes of the War Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U. S. , so much in the latter case that the novel intensified the sectional conflict leading to the American Civil War.

3 Causes of the War John Brown was an abolitionist. He fought against slavery. He attempted to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, Virginia but was captured, tried for treason and hang. The event at Harpers Ferry in 1859 escalated tensions that led to secession and the American Civil War a year.

4 John Brown

5 Causes of the Civil War States’ Rights
Read pages to find out about differences between the north and south and states’ rights. Complete sheet 24.

6 Effects of the Civil War

620, 000 men killed 35,000 men injured Many southern cities ruined: burned bridges, uprooted railroad tracks, destroyed crops and livestock 4 million slaves freed: no home, job food, education Brothers fought against each other.

8 Major Events of the Civil War
Fort Sumter, located in Charleston, S. C. is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War began. The Southern and Northern states had divided themselves. The Confederates did not want the north to have the fort.

9 Major Events The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, PA as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War. Gen. Robert E. Lee from Virginia came to attack the North.

10 Major Events The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta, GA. during the summer of 1864, leading to the eventual fall of Atlanta and hastening the end of the American Civil War.

11 Major Events Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted in late Maj. Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21.

12 Appomattox Court House
This is a village where Lee and Grant met to discuss the terms of surrender. Lee knew that he was defeated. They met at the McLean house in the village and discussed the terms of surrender. Grant let all Lee’s men go home, and he also fed them a meal.

13 Important People Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States serving from March until his assassination in April He successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War.

14 Important People Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was general in chief of the Union Army from 1864 to 1865 during the American Civil War and became the 18th President from 1869 to 1877.

15 Important People Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War.

16 Important People Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.

17 Important People Robert E. Lee is best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.

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