Week 10 Assignment
Samuel Ruiz Plaza
The Crittenden Compromise
- By the time Abraham Lincoln was president seven states from the south had already seceded.
- The states just above the seceded states were debating of whether seceding or not.
- Senator John Crittenden said that the line of the Missouri Compromise should divide the North from the South.
- Slavery was illegal in the North and legal in the South.
Consequences of Fort Sumter
- Some of the immediate consequences of the fall of Fort Sumter:
- The loss of more border states such as: Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
- The only border states that remained neutral were Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri
- Lincoln ordered federal troops to the border to states to try to make sure they stayed part of the Union
- Although slavery was illegal in the North some border states had slavery
- Little by little the Confederacy was growing
"A Rich Man's War and a Poor Man's Fight"
- This statement stated that during the civil war everyone had something to fight for
- The Southerners were fighting to stay independent and to keep slavery
- The African Americans were fighting for there freedom and rights
- The Northerners were fighting to keep the nation united and to ban slavery
African Americans & Women
- African Americans played a big role for the union during the war
- They fought in the war
- About 180,000 African Americans were enlisted in the Union
- African Americans in the south worked on plantations
- Women also made a big impact during the civil war
- Some worked in Hospitals and on the grounds to tend the soldiers
- Others helped sew uniforms and make equipment
Soldiers During the War
- Soldiers from both the Union and the Confederacy were very excited to fight for what they believed in
- There happiness lasted a very short time because the civil war brought horror to there lives
- Both sides lacked equipment and supplies
- The conditions of the area in where the soldiers would stay was very unhealthy and dirty
- Many died of disease and infection
- The Civil War was one of the bloodiest and traumatizing war
- On top of all the disease and war soldiers also spent many time alone and depressed
Who Opposed the War in the North?
- The Democrats and the White Upper class opposed the war in the north
- Northerners and Democrats sympathized southerners and did not want to fight
- They felt as it would hurt the economy and the nation
- Democrats who supported the south were called Copperheads