Text of the Lectures for Unit II:  Civil War through Westward Settlement

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Rising Tension over Slavery

Election of 1860 opens a can The Fighting Begins Two Wars of 1862: Lincoln looks for leadership Turning Point: 7/4/1863 The War Drags to an End Lincoln’s Philosophy Congress’ Philosophy Lincoln is Assassinated Congress Takes Over Impeachment! Wrapping It Up We Settle the “New” West Transcontinental RR Westward Mining Boom Ranching The “Wild, Wild West” Plains Native Americans Bloody Conflicts The End for the NAs