Gods and Generals: Lee Refuses Command

Colonel Robert E. Lee is offered the opportunity to lead the Union army and the position of Major General. He respectfully declines because his home, Virginia, is considering a secession from the Union, and he feels he has no greater duty than to serve his home.

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  1. Why Didn't Robert E. Lee become a general in the Union Army?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states' rights, and slavery, and the e...
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    identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution,...
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    The student understands how political, economic, and social factors led to the growth of sectionalis...
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