Hi! I am Abraham Lincoln. Today we are going to learn about the Civil War.
Cause of the War
There were many things that pushed the United States closer to war. One of those many things was my election as president.
On April 12, 1864, the Confederacy attacks Fort Sumter, officially staring the Civil War.
Start of the War
The Civil War was one of the the things that made America into what it is today. If it weren't for the Civil War, slavery might still be practiced.
Union War Efforts
One of strategies the Union used was blockading the Southern ports.
One of the strategies the Confederacy used was burning their supplies
Abraham Lincoln was a republican against slavery. This scared the Southerners because they thought he would abolish slavery when he was president. When Lincoln was elected, Southern states started seceding.
Confederacy War Efforts
The Civil War changed a lot of things in the U.S.
When several states seceded the some forts were still in the South. The South ambushed Fort Sumter, located in South Carolina.
Legacy of the War
The Union would capture and blockade Southern ports. They did this in hopes that the South would run out of supplies and surrender.
The Confederacy would burn all of their supplies so the Union would not be able to use it against them.
The Civil War showed the South that they weren't really that strong without the North. It made slavery less common.