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S: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency during the Civil War

BC: By: Morgan Thomas

FC: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency During the Civil War

1: Lincoln's | Three | Children | Willie | Tad | Robert

2: Inauguration Day March 4, 1861 | Top: Inauguration day at white house Left: First lady Mary at the inauguration ball

3: Lincoln took a train to Baltimore | Arrived in Washington unannounced instead | Heard about assassination plots

4: Troops to protect him | Successfully took oath

5: Fort Sumter under attack: Lincoln debates sending supplies.

6: Fort Sumter surrenders after 36-hour bombardment-April 14 | Civil War begins April 14 Union Leader: Abraham Lincoln Confederate Leader: Jefferson Davis

7: Above: Union Below:Confederate | Union lost the first Battle of Bullrun

8: There were spectators at the Battle of Bull Run- people believed that it would be the first, and the last, significant progression in the war. Hundreds of people, reporters, and government officials | 1862-There were many Union victories. The Union captured New Orleans and gained control of the Mississippi River, a vitally important advantage.

9: Gen. McClellan led Union army into VA to attack the Confederate Capital | Gen. Robert E. Lee lead a counterattack- 23 thousand Union dead/wounded/missing

10: Abraham Lincoln had to make a decision about slavery. If he allowed it he would be going against what he believed. | If he refused to let slavery continue, then he could drive away valuable Union allies who supported the union, but also supported slavery such Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware. That could be a major problem with so many Union men already injured or dead.

11: July 22, 1862- Lincoln decides emancipation is necessary | New Year's Eve- Emancipation Proclamation signed | Took a more gradual approach in the North | Desegregation was only aimed at the south on December 1

12: "If my name goes down in history, it will be for this act." -Abraham Lincoln

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