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There was debate over what to do with land gained from Mexico. The Nullification Crisis made the South think that the north wanted to control it.
Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860. that's when 7 southern states left the Union to create their own nation.
In April 12 1861, Fort Sumter was attacked by the militia in South Carolina. It began the war, and 7 more states joined the confederacy.
yeah, they bombarded the fort yesterday
General Grant was the Union General and known for successful campaigns and battles
The North had more people, transportation and manufacturing
General Lee led the Confederate and known for his aggressive tactics.
The South had a large Coastline and more experience
Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States. He was captured after the Union surrounded him.
The capital of the Confederate was at Richmond, Virginia. The capital of the Union was at Washington DC. they were only about 100 miles apart.
Battle of first Bull Run- July 21, 1861, the first battle of the war, and Confederate victory. Union soldiers were sent to block southern ports.
Battle of Antietam-September 17 1862, Battle with Union Victory. After the battle, president Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves.
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