Problems Facing the Union

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Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse:

Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse Lead Up and Aftermath

Recap:

Recap 1863 was a good year for the Union Vicksburg in the West Gettysburg in the East Total War is used to push the Confederacy to surrender Lincoln is reelected in 1864 Next on the agenda is to end the fighting!

Strength Against Strength:

Strength Against Strength Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant were the most skilled generals Lee in East Grant in West After the victories at Vicksburg & Chattanooga, Grant was promoted to Lieutenant General In charge of the entire Union Army

Victories for Grant & the Union:

Victories for Grant & the Union Initiator of Total War Grant vs. Lee in the East War of Attrition Battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor 60,000 casualties Siege at Petersburg Nine months! Victory for Union on April 2, 1865

Appomattox Courthouse:

Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865 Lee was trying to fallback to his supplies in Lynchburg, VA More Union troops arrived Surrounded him on three sides He felt his men would be slaughtered He surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia

Terms of Surrender:

Terms of Surrender Generous According to many people Soldiers gave up their rifles Officers kept their pistols and swords Soldiers with horses could keep them For spring plowing post-war Food provisions were given “ The war is over, the rebels are our countrymen again. ”

Problems Facing the Union:

Problems Facing the Union Three Big Problems!

Learning Target:

Learning Target I can identify key problems facing the country after the Civil War.

Question #1:

Question #1 Can a country that just fought a terrible civil war with itself move on and forget some of the terrible events that occurred?

Can we move on from the 620,000 deaths in this war? :

Can we move on from the 620,000 deaths in this war? Revolutionary War had ~25,000

Will the South be able to forgive the North for Total War?:

Will the South be able to forgive the North for Total War? …and be willing to rejoin the Union?

What about the POW camps? Can we forgive & forget?:

What about the POW camps? Can we forgive & forget? There were only two people executed post Civil War for war crimes…

Question #2:

Question #2 How will the country move forward with Southerners losing their slaves and slaves becoming members of society?

How does the Southern economy function without free labor?:

How does the Southern economy function without free labor?

How will slaves handle their freedom?:

How will slaves handle their freedom?

Do we need to take special measures to protect former slaves?:

Do we need to take special measures to protect former slaves?

Question #3:

Question #3 Who is going to rebuild our country? On April 13, 1865…

Slide 32:

“Sic semper tyrannis ! The South is avenged!” “Thus always to tyrants”

Will Andrew Johnson continue Lincoln’s legacy?:

Will Andrew Johnson continue Lincoln ’ s legacy?

Questions for the quiz?:

Questions for the quiz? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

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