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The American Civil War

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Tim Völker

on 25 June 2014

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The American Civil War (War of Secession)
The prehistory
4. July 1776: Foundation of the United States of America
much sovereignty for the single states
the states can decide themself about the question of slavery
1808: Prohibition of importation of slaves
November 1860: Elevation of Abraham Lincoln
12. February 1809: Birth
16 th president of the USA
February 1861: Foundation of the Confederate States of America
First in December 1960 North Carolina left the United States of America
After this, representative of 6 States met for the foundation
5 further states joined confederation
The scalue of the Civil War
Siege of Fort Sumter
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Vicksburg
The end of the Civil War
Capitulation in the Appomattox Court House
First dead men in Baltimore
Consequences of the civil war
Political, social and commercial consequences
Abolition of the slavery
Less sovereign for the federal states/ no right of Secession
Foundation of the Ku-Klux-clan
Formation of a two-party- system in north and south
600 000 dead men
3 billion dollar debts
Commercial and political degradation of the south
Consequences for the important historical persons
Abraham Lincoln
14. April 1865: Lincoln visited a theatre near the White House
An actor, John Wilkes Booth, shooted at the president
He escaped in the tumult
The president died in the same night
Ulysses S. Grant
he became minister of war under Lincoln follower Andrew Johnson (1867-1869)
Then he was voted two times for the presidency (1869-1877)
He died at the 23.7.1885

-different sites
Sandra Maischberger-Die musst du kennen-Menschen machen Geschichte
Robert E.Lee
George G. Meade
Ulysses S. Grant
John C. Pemberton
Robert Edward Lee
29. April 1865: Chance to get back the Civil rights for the members of the North-Virginia-army
Lee tried to get back his civil rights
2. October 1865: Lee became president of the Washington College in Lexington, Virginia
12. October 1870: Lee died

Comparison of South and North
The South
less industry- many cotton plantations
economy based on slavery
powerfull great land owners
military tradition- strong army
The North
big industry
better infrastructure
no slavery
larger population
Battle of Antietam
saved the capital of the USA
Robert E.Lee
George B. McClellan
27. April 1861: The parliament voted against a secession
regiment of confederated volunteers tried to attack Washington
the Union stationed soldiers
Grant gained on Lees army and beat him
Lee capitulate in the Mc Lean house at the 9. April 1865
Last battle near the Rio Grande
General Edmund Kirby Smith capitulated at the 2. June in Galveston
The last confederated commander capitulated at the 23. June
Wörter an die Tafel schreiben:
campaign -Feldzug
application -hier: Antrag
representative -Vertreter
cotton plantation -Baumwollplantage
secession - Abspaltung
siege -Belagerung
gain -einholen
depts -Schulden
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