How and why the civil war started

How and why the civil war started

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  • The Election of 1860
  • I won!
  • Yes, you did.
  • The  Eleven States
  • Some became border states like MO,KY,DE, and MD.
  • Wow.
  • Lincoln's Reaction
  • My government will not provoke a war at all.
  •   On November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln won the election. The southerns   didn't like it because they thought he would end slavery. Southerns believed that without slavery their way of life and their economy would be destroyed. 
  • How it Began
  • The Confederates are attacking!
  • Eleven states  seceded from the Union Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Together they formed the Confederacy.   Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederates.
  • The North's Advantages
  • Lincoln tried  to convince the southerners that his government would not start a war. He believed that the southern people would return back to the Union in some time.
  • Union's Victory 
  • The war began when the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter in 1861. It was a federal outpost in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Oh my!
  • The north  had a lot of advantages. Two examples would be they had more railroads and a bigger military.  This was important for the war.
  • We have 22,000 miles of track.
  • Yup.
  • The Union won and the Confederates surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.  The south was completely destroyed.
  • The Union won!
  • Yay!
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