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发表时间:2014-09-19内容来源:VOA英语学习网
Virginia Leaves Union, Lincoln Puts Maryland Under Military Rule From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation. I'm Kelly Jean Kelly. And I'm Christopher Cruise. In April 1861, years of disputes between North and South finally burst into civil war. Seven southern states had already left the Union. They set up a government they called the Confederate States of America.  Other southern states soon joined the Confederacy. Virginia leaves the Union Virginia was the first state to secede, or separate, from the Union after the Civil War started. Virginia was an important state because of its location: just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.  Virginia's decision to secede cost the Union a military commander of great ability. Robert E. Lee said he opposed secession and loved the Union. But Lee was a Virginian. He said he could not make war on his home state and resigned from the United States Army. Lee did not really want to fight at all. But he agreed to command the Confederate forces of Virginia.  Maryland blocks Union soldiers President Lincoln became increasingly worried about Virginia's forces. He thought they might try to capture Washington, DC in the early days of the war. So he ordered thousands of Union soldiers to the capital.  To get to Washington, Union forces from the North had to pass through the state of Maryland. Many people there supported the Confederacy.  The first train of Union troops passed without incident. But a mob blocked the rail line and threw stones at the second train. Shots were fired. Four soldiers and twelve civilians were killed.  Maryland officials met to discuss the trouble. They believed there would be even more violence in the future. So they ordered railroad bridges outside the city of Baltimore destroyed. No more trains from the North could reach Washington. Soldiers would have to arrive in Maryland by boat and travel around Baltimore to reach the capital. Still, with all these difficulties, 10,000 Union soldiers made it to Washington in the first few weeks of the Civil War. The city and government were safe.  Lincoln orders military rule  President Lincoln knew Confederate supporters in Maryland would continue to threaten Union troops and supplies. So he took an extremely unusual step for a U.S. president. He put much of Maryland under military rule. He gave military officers the power to arrest civilians believed to be hostile to the Union. And he gave the military the power to hold these suspects without trial.  This order suspended two of the basic rights under the Constitution. One was the right to go free until officially charged. And the other was the right to a speedy trial.  The chief justice of the United States wrote a letter to President Lincoln. He said the Constitution did not give the president the power to suspend the rights of citizens.  Lincoln disagreed. He felt the situation facing the Union permitted him to take such strong measures. If he did not act, he believed, Maryland would secede.  Maryland did not withdraw. But North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas did. There were now 11 states in the Confederacy.  I'm Kelly Jean Kelly. And I'm Christopher Cruise.  This is The Making of a Nation from VOA Learning English. Frank Beardsley and Kelly Jean Kelly wrote this report from Washington. Christopher Cruise and George Grow edited it. ______________________________________________________ Words in This Story location - n. place or position incident - n. an event or disagreement that is likely to cause serious problems speedy - adv. happening quickly suspend - v. to stop something for usually a short period of time 来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20140919/Virginia-Leaves-Union-Lincoln-Puts-Maryland-Under-Military-R.html