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U S Grant
-"the butcher"
-"Unconditional surrender" - after capturing of Fort Donelson and Fort Henry.
-18th president
-Final leader chosen to lead the US army during the civil war
-Willing to fight unlike previous leaders
-responsible for winning the war
-won at vicksberg
-Caused lee to surrender at appomattox court house
What were the three parts of the anaconda plan
1. Blockade the seas and starve the south
2. Take control of the mississippi.
3. Take the capitol, richmond.
What advantages did the north have
An organized army and navy

A bigger population

An organized government

70 percent of railroads were in the north

More factories - 85 percent of the country's

It could manufacture its own goods
What were the north's weaknesses?
They were fighting in foreign land

Inexperienced in the outdoors

Many northerners were apposed to the war - "copperheads"
What strengths did the south have?
They knew the land

They were more motivated being on there home land

They were better outdoorsmen

They were better officers and generals
What wre the south's weaknesses
They had no navy

They had a smaller population
What events helped cause the civil war?
1846-8: Mexican American war, the gaining of new land caused discort and further division.

1850: The compromise of 1850: California becoming a free state and the strict fugitive slave laws.

1852: "uncle tom's cabin" - Introduced the idea that blacks had feelings to the north. The south denied the scenario saying that the slave owner was not like all of the others.

1854: Kansas Nabrasca Act: Steven douglas. He had presidential asperations. He wanted more trade and he would have benifited because he owned property there. The south liked it because of popular soverignty

1855-6: Bleeding Kansas. Apposing governments. John Brown Butchers pro-slavery families. Potowatemee creek. Buchanan becomes president.

1857: The dred Scott descision is made. Roger Torney-> Cheif Justice

1858: Lincoln and Douglas debates for the senator of illinois. "Can the people of a territory exclude slavery if it hasn't become a state" - douglas says yes. Opposes south and the Dred Scott descision. The democratic party is split

1859: October 6th john brown leads a raid. Goes to harpers Ferry, Federal arsenal.

1860: Election of Lincoln
what were the causes of the civil war?
1. Slavery
2. States rights vs federalism
3. Westward expansion
4. Different lifestyles.
Compromise of 1850
The compromise made by Henry Clay that was made after the threat by Calhoun that the South would seced from the union.It is significant because it helped start the war later because the south portrayed it as unfair and the tough fugitive slave laws were disliked by the north.
Popular sovereignty
The notion that people should have the right to rule themselves. This was significant because it supported the idea that the people should deside whether the new states are slave or free states.