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Title: Road to Secession 1854-1861


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Road to Secession 1854-1861
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Standards and Essential Question
  • SSUSH 9 The student will identify key events,
    issues, and individuals relating to the causes,
    course and consequences of the Civil War
  • Essential question Why did the election of
    Abraham Lincoln begin secession?

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The Election of 1860
  • Democrats
  • Stephen A. Douglas
  • Repudiate the Freeport Doctrine
  • Herschel Johnson
  • John Breckinridge
  • Joseph Lane
  • Republicans
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Hannibal Hamlin
  • Constitutional Union Party
  • John Bell
  • Edward Everett

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Stephen Douglas
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Abraham Lincoln
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Beginning of Secession
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The beginning of secession
  • South Carolina leaves the Union
  • GA, AL, FL, MS, LA, TX
  • Approving secession ordinances
  • Buffer states attempt to force compromise
  • President Buchanan
  • John Floyd

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The Union Confederacy in 1861
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Attempts at compromise
  • Crittendens Compromise Plan of 1861
  • John J. Crittenden
  • President-elect Lincoln rejects
  • Former President John Tyler
  • Washington peace conference
  • Lincolns slavery amendment

12
The Confederate States of America
  • A new government?
  • The first Presidency
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Alexander Stephens

13
The Leaders of the Confederacy
Pres. Jefferson Davis
VP Alexander Stevens
14
Confederate Cabinet
15
The Confederate White House
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The Confederate Seal
MOTTO ? With God As Our Vindicator
17
Grim Realities
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Rating the North the South
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Resources North the South
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Railroad Lines, 1860
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Slave/Free States Population, 1861
22
Lincolns administration
  • His cabinet
  • Sec. Of State-William Seward
  • Sec. Of Treasury-Samuel P. Chase
  • Sec. Of War-Edwin Stanton

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Confederate President Jefferson Davis
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Inauguration of President Davis
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The first shots of the war
  • Reluctance on both sides
  • Re-supplying Fort Sumter
  • Fort Sumter surrenders
  • Border states take sides
  • VA, NC, TN AK
  • New confederate capital-Richmond, VA.
  • MD, KY MS
  • West Virginia
  • preserve the Union and not abolish slavery
  • Slaves as contraband
  •  

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Union Troops
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Preparing for war
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The first shots firedFort Sumter
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