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CH20 – Girding for War

Time Frame: 1861-1865

Objectives: At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain how the South’s firing on Fort Sumter galvanized the North and how Lincoln’s call for troops prompted four more states to join the Confederacy.
  • Explain why the slaveholding Border States were so critical to both sides and how Lincoln maneuvered to keep them in the Union.
  • Indicate the strengths and weaknesses of both sides at the onset of the war, what strategies each pursued, and why the North’s strengths could be brought to bear as the war dragged on.
  • Describe the contest for European political support and intervention, and explain why Britain and France finally refused to recognize the Confederacy.
  • Compare Lincoln’s and Davis’s political leadership during the war.
  • Describe Lincoln’s policies on civil liberties and how both sides mobilized the military manpower to fight the war.
  • Analyze the economic and social consequences of the war for both sides.
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