John Brown and 21 other men had a plan to take control of Harpers Ferry, in hope it would start a revolution in the south
Election of 1860
In the election of 1860 four candidates were running president. In a land slide even though Lincoln was not even on south ballets. Lincoln won the race with 40 percent of the popular vote and 59 percent of the electoral college votes http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00518/images/abe.gif
The North came up with a three part plan to win the war. First they would block all the ports. Second they would move up the Mississippi River and divide the South in half. Laslty, the would take control of the southern capitol.
Confederate States Form
In February, seven south states seceded from the union and formed Confederate States of America. They seceded from the union to protect there lifestyles and the use of slavery
The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Thsi was a important harbor to the union and they did not want the confederate states to have control over.
Congress passed a law , making western land availible for a cheap cost. The goverment needed to get more money to support the war cost.
September 17, 1862
Antietam was the bloodest single day war in the history of the Civil War. Twenty-three thousand soliders died on the battle ground
September 22, 1862
Lincoln could finally free enslaved people in the souther state that had seceded from the union and were in a rebelllion. This meant slaves that were in border states were not free just yet.
July 4, 1863
When the Union moved up the Mississippii River, Confederates were ready for a fight. This smalll battle lasted twelve days. Union was victories and countined with the plan to move toward the capitol
President Lincoln address the union restateing why we are fighting in this war and also remebering the fallen soliders