American History 1850-1900

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Timeline Fugitive Slave law passed by the U.S. Congress
Timeline Harriet Stowe "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published in newspaper Harriet Stowe wrote the book to tell people how horrible slavery really was. The book inspired many people to fight against slavery.
On June 5, 1851, Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly began to appear in serial form in the Washington National Era, an abolitionist weekly. Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery story was published in forty installments over the next ten months. For her story Mrs. Stowe was paid $300.
Timeline Uncle Tom's Cabin published as book In March 1852, a Boston publisher decided to issue Uncle Tom's Cabin as a book and it became an instant best seller. Three hundred thousand copies were sold the first year, and about two million copies were sold worldwide by 1857. For a three-month period Stowe reportedly received $10,000 in royalties. Across th nation people discussed the novel and its narrative—slavery.
Timeline U.S. Surpreme Court issues a decision in the Dredd Scott decision The court affirmed the right of slave owners to take their slaves into the western territories, negating the doctrine of popular sovereignty and severely undermining the platform of the newly created Republican Party.
Timeline Abraham Lincoln is elected President
Timeline South Carolina is the 1rst State to sucede The Union 11 southern states suceded The Union from 1860-1861 and became the Confederate States of America or the Confederacy.
Timeline Civil War begins The first battle of the Civil War was fought at Fort Sumter when Confedrate troops fired on the Union.
Timeline McClellan becomes general in chief of all Union armies
Timeline President Lincoln's son Willie dies from typhoid fever
Timeline Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect
Timeline Red Cross was founded
Timeline President Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address on Cemetary Hill
Timeline The Battle at Gettysburg
Timeline President Lincoln is aassisanated
Timeline President Lincoln dies
Timeline 13th Amemdment to the Constitution
Timeline 14th Amendment passed for the Constitution
Timeline 15th Amendment passed to the Constitution
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American History 1850-1900