American Civil War

American Civil War

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  • Abraham Lincoln  became president in 1860 and pledged to ban or abolish slavery
  • "We have begged for freedom for years" "What a relief!"
  • The southern states didn't want to give up their slaves so they seceded to start their  own nation and they called themselves the confederates
  • "I need my slaves in order to stay rich!!!"
  • "President Lincoln is not happy about this at all"
  • "They aren't allowed to start their own nation"
  • Next thing you know they might attack 
  • Battle of Fort Sumter
  • The confederates bombarded Union soldiers starting the first battle of the American Civil War
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Bloodiest battle during civil war and the turning point
  • Robert E. Lee (confederate side) surrendered on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse ending the Civil War
  • "I surrender to the Union"
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