By: Storm, Kenneth, Frede, Sophie, Jens & Kevin The American Civil War
Causes of The War • The fear of loosing control of the federal government to the opposing force. • Lincolns speach in 1854: ”House Divided Speech” • The election of Lincoln in 1860
The Eastern theatre • Naval blockade of the South 1861. • First Battle of bull run July 1861. • The battle of Antietam September 17 1862. • Sherman's March to the sea.
The Western Theater • Control of the Mississippi river was crucial to the Union strategy. • The CF had a hard time to defending their open areas. • Robert E. Lee and Johnston surrendered in April 1865.
Results For the soldiers: • 970,000 casualties of which 620,000 soldier deaths and 350,000 of them were civilians. • 8% of all white males aged 13 to 43 died.
Result for the slaves • Slavery officially ended in the U.S. in the spring of 1865. • The former slaves were treated worse than ever before. • They had no other choice than work for their former owner.
Reconstruction • Began in the war and ended in 1877, after the war had ended. • 3 new amendments was added to the constitution. • Many new laws was written and changed during the reconstruction.