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Transcript
 NAME: _________________________________________ PERIOD: ________ VIDEO: “The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns” ANTIETAM 1. After the “disaster” for the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run, it looked possible that ______GREAT BRITAIN______________________ might recognize the Confederacy as an independent nation; if this happened, they could decide to try to end the Union blockade—
recognition of the South could very likely lead to __WAR________ between England and the U.S. Prime Minister Palmerston waited to see what would happen with Lee’s invasion of the North… 2. Lee’s troops met Union troops outside of Sharpsburg, __MARYLAND______. This battle was actually made of ____3_______ smaller battles between the 2 sides. The battle ends in a draw. What information is given that makes it seem that the Union could have done better in the battle? UNION TROOPS BREAK THROUGH IN THE CENTER OF THE CONFEDERATE LINES, BUT THE ADVANTAGE IS NOT SUPPORTED BY McCLELLAN WITH MORE TROOPS. McCLELLAN DOES NOT SEND REINFORCEMENTS TO SUPPORT TROOPS COMMANDED BY GENERAL BURNSIDE (WHOSE MEN HAVE FOUGHT TO TAKE AN IMPORTANT BRIDGE) AFTER HE HAD PROMISED BURNSIDE IN ADVANCE THAT HE WOULD SEND HELP IF NEEDED. 3. What famous woman is mentioned in the video? What is she helping to do? CLARA BARTON. SHE HELPS THE WOUNDED MEN. LATER SHE FOUNDS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. 4. After the battle, Union commander McClellan does what that upsets President Lincoln—
what opportunity was missed? What does Lincoln do with McClellan? THOUGH THE BATTLE IS BASICALLY A DRAW, LEE DOES HAVE TO ABANDON HIS PLAN TO INVADE THE NORTH. MANY FELT McCLELLAN SHOULD HAVE PURSUED LEE BECAUSE HE MIGHT HAVE CRUSHED HIS ARMY AS HE ATTEMPTED A RIVER CROSSING BACK INTO VIRGINIA. PRESIDENT LINCOLN FIRES McCLELLAN. 5. What famous document is released after the Battle of Antietam? THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. IT FREES ALL SLAVES HELD BY STATES THAT HAVE JOINED THE CONFEDERACY.