History Test 3
Last Modified: 2012-04-30
Stephen A. Douglas
- President of the Confederacy during the Civil War
- Didn't want the South to secede because he thought the Union should stay together
- Strong leader because of his military experience
- Spent time worrying about minor details
- It made civil war inevitable
- A slave, Dred Scott, sued for freedom; Scott’s lawyer took the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court
- Chief Justice Roger Taney: slaves are not US citizens, they cannot sue in federal court. Taney also used the 5 th amendment against Scott!
In 1861, he was given command of the Army of the Potomac. He was a student of West Point and dubbed the name “Young Napoleon”. He had experience with war during the Mexican War and observed during Crimean War in Russia. He was good at organizing his army and drilling it, but he never found his army to be ready for fighting. He continued to drill without moving his army toward Richmond. He was given the nickname “Tardy George”.
- Robert E. Lee was a General for the Confederacy.
- He had to chose between staying with Union or following his home state of Virginia.
- Lots of military experience
- Stonewall vs Pope
- Southern victory
- Pope retreats back to Washington DC
- May 18 - July 4, 1863
- Western Theater
- Vicksburg, MS
- Fort was surrendered to Grant and gave the Union control of the Mississippi River
- Lincoln hears news of victory and says "Grant is my man and I am his for the rest of the war".
*March of 1864 Grant named "General - in - Chief"
WHAT: Campaign through the south with the mission of cutting off the south from its resources. Soldiers burned down buildings and destroyed rail-road lines.
WHY: leads to the surrender of General Lee in April, 1865
- Republican (switched from Demo to be on the ticket, never elected)
- Battled with Congressional Republicans over method of reconstruction
- 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments passed (end slavery, due process and citizenship, suffrage,
- Indian Peace Commission created Indian Territories (OK and SD)
- Tenure of Office Act and Command of the Army Act passed to rein in Johnson
- He defied them and was impeached (remained in office by one vote, but pretty much subdued)
-devising a way to finance the war
-creating adequate manufacturing resources to supply war material
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