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THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

1861-1865

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Before we begin. . .

Before we begin. . .

Have your atlas ready.

What is a civil war?

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The Civil War: Union vs Confederacy

The Civil War: Union vs Confederacy

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Confederate Union

Confederate Union

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CAUSE #1?

CAUSE #1?

Election of Lincoln

Southern States felt they were bullied by the North when he was elected

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1860

1860

Election

Results

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Cause #2

Cause #2

States’ Rights regarding taxation and slavery

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Nullification Crisis

Nullification Crisis

Nullify means to ignore

In 1832, South Carolina said they could “nullify” federal law by simply ignoring it.

President Jackson threatened to send federal troops – SC chilled, for now.

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Cause 3:Abolitionism

Cause 3:Abolitionism

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Abolitionists

Abolitionists

Frederick Douglas was the editor of an abolitionist newspaper.

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On a side note. . .

On a side note. . .

Are they related?

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Helped slaves escape via the Underground Railroad.

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John Brown

John Brown

He and his sons brutally murdered 5 slave masters in Kansas. (1858)

Tried to incite a slave revolt

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Cause 4: slavery

Cause 4: slavery

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Compromise of 1850

Compromise of 1850

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

1811 - 1896

So this is the lady who started the Civil War. -- Abraham Lincoln

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

1852

Sold 300,000 copies in the first year.

2 million in a decade!

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