Vocabulary: Battle of Bull Run

 In the East, seize Richmond, Virginia the

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In the East, seize Richmond, Virginia the Confederate capital; quickly capture the Confederate government

 In the West, seize control of the Mississippi River; prevent the South from using the river to supply its troops

 This maneuver would also separate Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana from the rest of the Confederacy
Confederate Plans

Fight a strictly defensive war until the Northerners tired of fighting

 When the war became unpopular in the North, Lincoln would stop the fighting and recognize the South’s independence

 The Confederacy counted on aid from Europe

 Cotton was grown in the South; European textile mills needed their cotton

 Europe, in need of this Southern cotton, would recognize the Confederacy as an independent nation

 Thus, continue to buy the South’s primary resource -- COTTON
Early Encounters
Forward to Richmond! Forward to Richmond!

Every day for more than a month, the New York Tribune published this on the front-page of their newspaper

Giving into popular public pressure, Lincoln ordered an ATTACK!!!
Battle of Bull Run

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