The American Civil War was a war that occurred from 1861-1865. The American Civil War, is also known as the ‘War Between the Sates’ and ‘Civil War’. The war occurred because seven Southern states declared their secession and decided to form the Confederate States of America. The other states which did not declare their secession were known as the “Union” or the “North”. Abraham Lincoln in 1860 at the presidential election Republicans opposed the expansion of Slavery in the United States.
It was abandoned by the Confederates, and the Union forces occupied it on two occasions. The Union forces occupied the Fort and protected it. The Fort became a target for the confederates led by the Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest in April 1864 . The General launched a raid in Kentucky and western Tennessee with the aim of capturing federal prisoners and disrupting the Union’s supply channels. He was very determined to gain control of Fort pillow which was at the time being held by a battalion of approximately 600 men, half of whom were black soldiers.
By 1857, the Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians had split into northern and southern sects over the issue of slavery. In 1831, William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of his militantly antislavery ... ... middle of paper ... ... Republicans contributed to the hostile relations between the North and South. The final division between North and South came when South Carolina seceded in 1860. Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas followed suit immediately after. The seceding states met at Montgomery, Alabama, and created the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as their president.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. He was elected into presidency on November 6, 1860. Many of the southern states were unsupportive of Lincoln becoming president because he had run on an anti-slavery platform. Lincoln being elected into presidency caused states such as South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas to split from the Union. In his inaugural address Lincoln proclaimed it was his duty to maintain the Union; a month later the Civil War began.
This war was fought in the minds of great men like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee and the end of the war was the beginning of a slavery free nation. The American Civil War was a horrible event in the history of the world which started from three main causes: slavery, disputes over states' rights, and because of the division which existed between the South and the North. April 12, 181 was a day that would forever live in the history of the United States. On this day, the Southern troops of the Confederate States fired the first shots of the American Civil War on Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C. (World Book 614). Before this day, Americans had an abiding faith in the politics and the democratic ideals on which this new country was based.
In 1860 when Abraham Lincoln won the presidency, he pledge with his admirable strong voice to keep slavery out of territories. The Confederate States of America helped form a new nation by the slave states in the South. The Northerner people were not impressed with Lincoln’s decision; they feared that the democracy would create the United States and form smaller countries. War broke out at Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay in 1861, forcing the United States to lower our pride and joy, the flag, and fired their shots on federal garrison. By the end of 1861, around a million armed men shook hands with each other in the two state stretches from Virginia to Missouri.
The election of November 1860 was the final straw for the south, after Lincoln was elected South Carolina seceded from the union. Abraham Lincoln was a republican, his main goal as president was to preserve the union, not abolish slavery. The seven deep southern states were the next to secede, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. These eight states then formed the confederate states of America, electing Jefferson Davis as their president and Alexander Stephens as their vice president. The start of the War April 12, 1861, less than a month after President Lincoln was inaugurated, Lincoln already had trouble with the confederate states of America.
There was fear that states would secede from the union after Lincoln was nominated president on 6 November 1860.2 This all came to light when South Carolina chose to secede from the union on 20 December 1860; this would start the chain reaction of secession slave states from the union, which would lead to the Great War. Major Robert Anderson was ordered to command the garrison at Fort Mou... ... middle of paper ... ...Fredriksen, Civil War Almanac (New York: Facts On File, 2007), 2. 2. W. A. Swanberg, First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1957), 13. 3.
From 1861 to 1865 America was in a Civil War. The War was between the Confederacy and the Union and they were fighting over slavery. The Confederacy was made up of eleven states which who were fighting against the Union to have the right to still own slaves in the south. Once the confederates broke off from America they were known as the Confederate States of America. The rest of the other states where with the north and they were known as the Union.
The Emancipation Proclamation The Emancipation Proclamation led to the end of slavery, and is one of the most controversial documents in American history. Human slavery was the focus of political conflict in the United States from the 1830s to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for presidency in 1860, personally abhorred slavery and was pledged to prevent it from spreading to western territories. At the same time he believed that the Constitution did not allow federal government to prohibit slavery in states where it already existed. The election of Lincoln led to the secession of eleven slave-holding states and the beginning of the civil war.