let's go north

to making a difference

slavery is an evil to humanity

The single most important reason that the North went to war in 1861 is this: the South started it. On December 31, 1836, South Carolina passed a law that stated, in part: Resolved, That this state do cede to the United States, all the right, title and claim of South Carolina to the site of Fort Sumter and the requisite quantity of adjacent territory Fort Sumter and other fortifications around Charleston Harbor were legally United States territory, regardless of the legality of South Carolina's secession.

“It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”

nothern states

california -alifornia was viewed as a valuable asset to the Union due to its rich gold deposits

kansas -the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 called for"popular sovereignty"—that is, the decision about slavery was to be made by the settlers (rather than outsiders).

new york- New York was the most populous state in the Union during the Civil War, and provided more troops to the Union Army than any other state

oregon - When the war began, regular Army troops in Oregon were sent East, so volunteer cavalry and infantry were raised in California and went to Oregon to replace them.

illinois -During the Civil War, Illinois raised more than 250,000 men for the Union.

generals of the union

ulysses s. grant

robert anderson

nathaniel banks

george custer

winfield scott hancock


Had almost 4 times as many free citizens

Had many people to grow food and to work in factories making supplies

Had more than 70% of the nation's rail lines

we rock because we won the war


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ulysses s grant.

i survived the war now i'm president