APUSH 1860-1918

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  • Civil War begins

    Civil War begins
    The war began when the Confederates bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861.
  • The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and one of the best-known speeches in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863 – four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It changed the federal legal status of more than 3 million enslaved people in the designated areas of the South from slave to free. As soon as a slave escaped the control of the Confederate government, by running away or through advances of federal troops, the slave became legally free.
  • Civil War ends

    Civil War ends
    The war ended in Spring, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. The last battle was fought at Palmito Ranch, Texas, on May 13, 1865.
  • Abraham Lincoln assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln assassinated
    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending a play at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Booth was a well-known actor and a Confederate spy from Maryland; though he never joined the Confederate army, he had contacts with the Confederate secret service.
  • Reconstruction Amendments ratified

    Reconstruction Amendments ratified
    The Reconstruction Amendments are the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution, adopted between 1865 and 1870, the five years immediately following the Civil War. The Reconstruction amendments were important in implementing the Reconstruction of the American South after the war.
  • Military Reconstruction Act passed

    Military Reconstruction Act passed
    The Reconstruction Acts, or Military Reconstruction Acts were four statutes passed during the Reconstruction Era by the 40th United States Congress addressing requirement for Southern States to be readmitted to the Union. It was passed on March 2, 1867. Fulfillment of the requirements of the Acts was necessary for the former Confederate States to be re-admitted to the Union from military and Federal control imposed during and after the American Civil War.
  • U.S. Grant elected

    U.S. Grant elected
    Ulysses S. Grant was a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the conclusion of that war. He was elected as the 18th president of the United States in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1877. Supervised by Abraham Lincoln, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery.
  • Boss Tweed convicted of embezzlement

    Boss Tweed convicted of embezzlement
    With the Tweed ring's activities reaching a fever pitch, and with the losses for the city piling up, the public finally began to support the ongoing efforts of The New York Times and Thomas Nast to oust Tweed, and he was at last tried and convicted on charges of forgery and larceny in 1873. He was released in 1875, but soon after his release, New York State filed a civil suit against him in an attempt to recover some of the millions he had embezzled, and Tweed was arrested again.
  • Compromise of 1877 ends Reconstruction

    Compromise of 1877 ends Reconstruction
    The Compromise came at a price: It gave the Democrats justification to desert Tilden, since it would allow them to regain political rule in the south. With the compromise, the Republicans had quietly given up their fight for racial equality and blacks’ rights in the south. In 1877, Hayes withdrew the last federal troops from the south, and the bayonet-backed Republican governments collapsed, thereby ending Reconstruction.
  • Theodore Roosevelt takes office

    Theodore Roosevelt takes office
    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.
  • World War I begins

    World War I begins
    World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
  • World War I ends

    World War I ends
    World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.