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1

Who was fighting who?

The slave-owning southern states and the anti-slavery northern states know as the Union

2

What triggered it? When and where was it triggered?

A major argument in the years up to 1861 was whether slavery should be allowed in the new western states.

3

It caused thousands of ___________ soldiers and their families to look towards rebuilding their _____?
Who was looking for a new life?

Demobilised
Lives
Thousands of newly released black slaves

4

Who did the freed slaves become?

Homesteaders, Cowboys, miners, soldiers and railroad builders

5

How long did it last?

1861-1865

6

What did the Civil War do to the cattle herds when the ranches left to fight?
Texas had roughly five million cattle I what year?

Grown dramatically
1865

7

What did the US army provide?
Why was this?

A good market for cattle
The cattle were sold to feed the army in their forts

8

When was the America Civil War?

April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865