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The Anaconda Plan

&
The USS Monitor

Mr. David Hanna, US History


Stuyvesant High School

Mr. Anthony Valentin (aka Mr.V)


4 December 2013
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The siege at Fort Sumter begins during the waning


years of the Age of Sail and the birth of the Age of
Steam.
Ship design
reflects the
transitional
period.

Words Reflecting The Mood

Can you
connect the
words with the
times?

The Anaconda Plan


Why?

Clear and simple, isn't it?


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Important Questions To Answer


Do we have enough ships?
Are the ships combat ready?

Can the ships handle river duty?

Things Get Worse

What a Difference!

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

John Ericsson

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Decision is made in Sept. 1861 to adopt Ericsson's


Design.
100 days later
in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,
Naval Warfare was about to change forever...

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Epic Battle

The USS Monitor

The Rest Is History!