Civil War timeline #3 CM & AM

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  • King Cotton-February 1861

    King Cotton-February 1861
    King cotton was the title showing cotton’s importance to the south. It was a slogan to support secession. Cotton was king in the south because of its importance to the world market. The south grew about ¾ of the world’s cotton.
  • March 4, 1861 Lincoln is president

    March 4, 1861 Lincoln is president
    Southerners did not like that Lincoln became president they thought he would take away their slavery. When Abraham Lincoln was elected president the southern states said they would secede (Withdraw) and they did. He told the south he wouldn’t take away their slavery but he spoke against them withdrawing.
  • Anaconda Plan

    Anaconda Plan
    The north developed this plan to bring the south back into the union. North would squeeze the southern economy like a giant anaconda snake smothering its prey. This plan meant the north needed to make a blockade on the South’s coastline, armed forces to prevent the transportation of goods or people into or out of the area. This plan would also get the union to gain control of the Mississippi river.
  • April 14, 1861 Lincoln calls out the Militia

    April 14, 1861 Lincoln calls out the Militia
    Two days after the surrender of Fort Sumter Lincoln asked for union states to give up 75,000 militiamen for 90 days. People were angry and refused to give up their people to fight the southern states.
  • June 1861 West Virginia is born

    June 1861 West Virginia is born
    Residents of the westerns counties of Virginia didn’t want to secede along with the rest of the state. Because of this this section of Virginia was admitted to the Union as the state of
  • June 1861 -- Four Slave States Stay in the Union.

    June 1861 -- Four Slave States Stay in the Union.
    Despite their acceptance of slavery Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, didn’t join the confederacy. Although divided in their loyalties, a combination of political maneuvering and Union and military pressure kept the states from seceding.
  • 1861 Choosing sides

    1861 Choosing sides
    The border states, (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri) were the states that would tip the scale in favor of whichever side. Their location and resources were important. Keeping Maryland in the Union was important to the North. The union seemed to be the one with the upper hand they had more than twice the citizens than the south.
  • Advantages of the North

    Advantages of the North
    An advantage the North had over the South was manufacturing capability. They already had more weapons than the South. Most of the factories were located in the North. It was a huge advantage for the North. They also had twice as many citizens as the south
  • Advantages of the South

    Advantages of the South
    They had war ready generals in the South, including Robert E. lee. Also Southern soldiers were ready to fight hard to defend their home and families. They had better farming, generals and marksmen.
  • April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter

    April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was under Union control, along with several others, in South Carolina. Abraham tried to send supplies to Fort Sumter since they were low on supplies but the Confederacy attacked the fort before they arrived. They attacked for 43 hours until they were forced to surrender.