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Civil War Notes
Transcript of Civil War Notes
Shrikar: Britain's Reasons for Neutrality
Sapan: Reasons for Emancipation, as well as Issues
Rohit: Overall Effects of Civil War
Devan: Life after Civil War
Differences and Similarities Between the North and South During the Civil War
The War Changes Lives (Devan)
- 13th amendment added to the constitution
- gradual improvements of african americans lives
-soldiers returning to their towns and farms from the war, large cities and railroads made, gold mines discovered
-The American Red Cross was made
Abraham Lincoln assasination
-tragic death, Lincoln was shot by southern confederate sympathizer
-Millions mourned his death
GREAT BRITAIN IS NOT INVOLVED! (SHRIKAR)
Why did Britain remain neutral?
What led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation?
The High Support for Abolition
WE HAVE ENOUGH COTTON!
Majority of North supported abolition, increasing the pressure to abolish slavery for Lincoln.
Lincoln viewed the Emancipation Proclamation as a military policy that targeted enemy resources, the slaves.
Mixed Reactions to Emancipation
a) North's Reactions
Free blacks were eager to enlist in the Union army
Democrats claimed it would prolong the war.
Union soldiers grudgingly accepted it as long as it reunified the nation.
b) South's Reactions
MESSING WITH OUR SHIPS!?
THE NORTH IS ALSO IMPORTANT, FIENDS!
Large Supply of Cotton...
North's Importance to Britain...
Britain was no longer in need of the South
Britain has other
resources to receive
The Test of Neutrality
Union solved conflict to ease tension
Important Trading Partners
Southerners were more determined to fight to preserve their way of life, as predicted by Democrats
Many realized compromise was no longer a possibility.
The War Changes the Nation: The Impact Is Like No Other Wars
No state threatened secession
More federal government control
- National Banking System
- National Railroad System
- Passed antitrust laws
High Human Cost of War
- High casualty amount
- Lack of workforce
How did the Civil War Change the Nation?
Newly Enlisted Free Blacks
Southern Massacre of Black Soldiers.
(Fort Pillow April 12th, 1864)
By: Sapan Patel
North Economy Boomed
South Economy Collapsed
How did African Americans lives change?
Abolishment of slavery
North and South finding new ways of life after war
The Civil War
By Rohit, Shrikar, Sapan and Devan