Final Paper and Timeline Lisa M. Mech September 17, 2011 His-115 U.S. History to 1865 Erica J. Moore 1. On February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born. Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States serving from March 1816 till his assassination in 1865. He led the country thought what was called the great constitutional, military, and moral crisis. The American Civil War was there to preserve the Union and ending era of slavery and also promoting economic and financial modernization (Wikipedia, 2011).
In 1859, Sherman became the superintendent of the Louisiana Military Academy but soon resigned at the start of the Civil War (Civil). He commanded a brigade in the first major battle at Bull Run in Virginia and a division at Shiloh (Wicker). During the war, Sherman gathered an army of men for the invasion of Georgia. They captured and burned Atlanta and began their March to the Sea to capture Savannah (biography.com). He captured Savannah on December 12, 1864 and went north for the capture of the Carolinas (Wicker).
In beginning of the civil war President Abraham Lincoln was elected President to the United States, and the confederates states fear that the new President was going to set the slaves free. He was elected Chief of Command on November 6, 1860. The Republican
For the Union, Lincoln adopted the so-called "Anaconda strategy", which required the encirclement of the Confederacy by securing the border states. This was also supplemented by massive naval blockades in the South by the Union Navy. Within a year, Lincoln modified the plan to include invasion of the South. Lincoln appointed and replaced his generals at a pace that most observers considered unwise. In his mind, however, he wanted commanders who could win battles, pursue defeated armies, and engage the enemy no matter the cost in lives or
Unfortunately most southerners still didn’t like him very much. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance in Fords Theater in Washington DC. He was shot in the theater and died the next morning after being in a coma for several hours. He now lays at rest in Springfield, Illinois. As you can see, one great man who led is responsible for the ending of slavery and getting us through the civil war is Mr. Abraham Lincoln.
He was born in a single-room log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His father had lost many things when Abraham was young and they had to move to Peary County, Indiana where they had a hard time to get by. When he was just nine years old, his mother died and his sister Sarah took care of him until his
He was born to Harriet Bailey, a slave woman. His father, however, was a white man, but he did not know who. He and his mother were separated by force when he was an infant. However his mother would sneak away some nights and walk twelve miles just to see him. He only saw her four or five times before she died when he was about seven.
Juárez was arrested and when he was released from prison he went to Guanajuato, made himself president and declared war. Juárez and Zuloaga fought over the role of religion for awhile before the U.S. eventually intervened and sided with Juárez. The war was now in the favor of the liberals and when the war ended in 1861, Juárez returned to Mexico City as president on January 1. Mexico still owed large debts to Britain, Spain, and France and in late 1861 the three nations united and went to Mexico to collect. Complications in negotiations convinced the British and Spanish to leave but the French stayed.
Civil War Motivation For four years during the early 1860’s the United States of America was split into two separate countries, the north and the south. After the presidential election of 1860 when Abraham Lincoln was elected president, seven southern states seceded and formed the confederacy. This happened because Lincoln was determined to stop slavery from growing and expanding any more than it already had. The Civil War was a four year battle from 1861 to 1865 that turned fellow American citizens against one-another which resulted in the bloodiest war in American History. The country was split into the Confederacy of the South and The Union of the North and the soldiers that fought for each side had some similar and many different reasons
Ryan Dunkleberger HIST 1301-10 Professor Robertson The First Inaugural Address “As Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the sixteenth President of the United States on March 4, 1861, seven states had seceded from the Union. More threatened to follow and the nation was on the edge of civil war. Lincoln pleaded for peace, the continuation of the Union, and the preservation of the Constitution. This address was an appeal to the nations sense of community, and the idea of all men uniting for the common defense of freedom, which the Constitution stood for.” During a time of unrest in the country and shortly before the civil war, President Lincoln relied on the Constitution in an attempt to draw the people together, but also tried showing them when the Constitution would apply to the States. During his inaugural speech, which was directed more to the people of the South, and was intended to succinctly state Lincoln's intended policies and desires toward that section, where seven states had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.