American Civil War

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American Civil War by Mind Map: American Civil War

1. Causes

1.1. Economy

1.1.1. Southern economy relied upon cotton and thus slaves

1.2. States' Rights vs Federal Rights

1.2.1. Southern states wanted ability to nullify federal acts

1.3. Slavery

1.3.1. Resistance to abolitionist movement in South

1.4. Election of Abraham Lincoln

1.4.1. Southern states did not significantly vote for President Lincoln

2. Key Personalities

2.1. Union

2.1.1. Abraham Lincoln (American/Union President)

2.1.2. Ulysses S Grant (Union General)

2.1.3. William Tecumseh Sherman (Union General)

2.2. Confederacy

2.2.1. Jefferson Davis (Confederate President)

2.2.2. Robert E. Lee (Confederate General)

2.2.3. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (Confederate General)

3. Opposing Sides

3.1. Union States

3.1.1. Maine

3.1.2. New York

3.1.3. New Hampshire

3.1.4. Vermont

3.1.5. Massachusetts

3.1.6. Connecticut

3.1.7. Rhode Island

3.1.8. Pennslyvania

3.1.9. New Jeresey

3.1.10. Ohio

3.1.11. Indiana

3.1.12. Illinois

3.1.13. Kansas

3.1.14. Michigan

3.1.15. Wisconsin

3.1.16. Minnesota

3.1.17. Iowa

3.1.18. California

3.1.19. Nevada

3.1.20. Oregon

3.2. Confederate States

3.2.1. Alabama

3.2.2. Arizona

3.2.3. Arkansas

3.2.4. Florida

3.2.5. Georgia

3.2.6. Louisiana

3.2.7. Mississippi

3.2.8. New Mexico

3.2.9. North Carolina

3.2.10. South Carolina

3.2.11. Tennessee

3.2.12. Texas

3.2.13. Virginia

3.2.14. West Virginia

4. Pivotal Battles

4.1. First Battle of Bull Run (July 21st, 1861)

4.1.1. Confederate Victory

4.2. Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862)

4.2.1. Inconclusive Draw

4.3. Battle of Siloh (April 6, 1862 - April 7 1862

4.3.1. Union Victory

4.4. Second Battle of Bull Run (August 28- August 30, 1862)

4.4.1. Confederate Victory

4.5. Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30, 1863 - May 6, 1863)

4.5.1. Confederate Victory

4.6. Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863)

4.6.1. Union Victory

4.7. Siege of Vicksburg (May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863)

4.7.1. Union Victory