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Project: History of North America
Transcript of Project: History of North America
Video on Landscape: http://perspectives.jhu.edu/2011/07/gettysburg-the-lay-of-the-land/
Picture of Lee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee
Old Photos: http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/photos.htm
New Photos: http://icor1348.com/Gettysburg.htm
Gettysburg museum: http://www.csdavidson.com/portfolio/view/125
http://world.edu/gettysburg-national-military-park-museum-and-visitor-center-achieves-leed%C2%AE-gold-certification/ Resources The Region The battle was fought in the lower region of Pennsylvania "Standing today atop the boulder-strewn, treeless plain known as Little Round Top on what is now the Gettysburg National Military Park, it’s easy to understand why historians assert that the battlefield’s unique topography – an eclectic mix of rolling fields, hills, and rocky protuberances – had a profound impact on the movements and strategies of both the Union and Confederate armies during this historical battle now considered the turning point of the American Civil War." Devil's Den Evergreen Cemetery Little Round Top The Battle at Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee had become a hero of the South, and a formidable foe of the North. He brazenly decided to march his Confederate army northward in an attempt to bring the battle to them in the hopes of quelling their desire for war and to force Lincoln to end the war. However, he was soundly defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg, and admitted full responsibility for the defeat after the attack Had General Lee been successful in his campaign, it is possible that the United States as we know it could have been two separate countries within what we consider to be the boundaries of the United States today. Instead, it is the site where President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. was over. The loss was great, with close to 30,000 Confederate soldiers lying dead on the battlefield when it was over. In fact, he attempted to hand his resignation to Jefferson David, but it was not accepted. Many historians believe that this battle was the turning point in the war, and ultimately led to the defeat of the Confederacy. The photo on the left shows soldiers still on the battlefield Today, as our text indicates, the Gettysburg Battlefield is a place of pride for Americans. It is rich in the history that brought our nation together. It is a place for learning, for teaching, and for remembering. It draws people from all over the country and the world to it's rolling hills to tread on the places that soldiers once fought for our nation.