***** Make sure to study all other papers that were given to you during the Civil War Unit.*********
What are the four main reasons that divided the nation, and lead to the civil war?
____constitutional __ b) _Economic___ c) _cultural _____ d) _slavery_____
What was the result of the Compromise of 1820? Missouri enters as a slave state; Maine enters as a free state, a Temporary fix.
What was result of the 1850 Compromise? California was added to the Union as a free state. Stronger fugitive slave laws. Southwest territories would decide about slavery (Utah and New Mexico Territories are open to slavery). The result was a temporary fix with a more complex balance.
What was the result of the Kansas- Nebraska Act? People in each state would decide the slavery issue (“popular sovereignty”).Bloodshed in Kansas territory , fighting in Congress.
What did the Supreme Court decide in the Dred Scott Decision? The Supreme Court decides that slaves are property, and property cannot be taken away from people, so you can’t ban slavery. Also property can’t sue its owner.
What was the first state to secede from the Union? South Carolina
Who were the presidents of the Union and the Confederacy? Union- Abraham Lincoln Confederate – Jefferson Davis
What was the first battle of the civil war? Fort Sumter
What was the first major battle of the civil war? Manassas
What made “freeing the slaves” the new focus of the war? Emancipation Proclamation
Before this battle the North (Union) looked as If they may lose the war to the South (Confederacy). What was the turning point of the Civil War?
The battle of Gettysburg
What battle divided the south via (by way of) the Mississippi River?