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Updated: 9/16/2020
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  • The Democratic Party split between the North and the South. Abraham Lincoln was elected for president in the North and Jefferson Davis was elected in the South
  • The North and the South had many differences. They believed in their own rights but they disagreed over the expression of the others rights. To this issues was added the fact that the South used slaves for their plantations and the North disagreed over the slaves' abuse. All of this problems caused the Civil War.
  • Major Anderson fought against General Beauregard. The first shot was fired by the Confederate soldiers and it marked the beginning of the Civil War
  • The first Battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.
  • Not everyone that fought for the South was in favor of slavery. For example the Southern general Robert E. Lee fought for the South because they were his people but he had freed all of his slaves.
  • Ulysses S. Grant, aka Unconditional Surrender Grant, was a general in the Union. He captured Confederate forts and fought for the North.
  • Many fierce battles were fought in the Civil war like the Battle of the ironclads, the Battle of Shiloh, or the Battle of Gettysburg, but in the end the Confederates surrendered on April 9th 1865.