Civil War- 1800-1877

Timeline created by Ecdawson13
In History
  • United states won independace from britain

  • Founding Fathers struggled to frame a constition

  • 11 free and 11 slave states

  • Missouri Compromise

    -Missouri would be admited a a slave state
    -Maine was to be admitted as a free state
    - No furter slavery would be acepted north of the Mason-Dixon line.
  • territory of Missoui applied to be apart of the union as a slave state.

    the northerners were against this as it would be 12 on 11
  • conflict sparked the gold rush territory of california admitted as a free.

  • 'Uncle Toms Cabin' best seller about a ruthless slave owner Simon Legree and his kindhearted slave uncle tom

  • Missouri Compromise was challenged.

    Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. the territories of Kansas and Nebraska lay to the north of the mason dixon line and yet were given the right to vote to follow freedom or slavery.
  • Northerners were outraged and 'Bleeding Kansas' became a rallying crying for both pro and anti-slavery.


  • Kansas Nebraska act appeared as a victory for the northern slave states

  • tensions increased, debate intensified when a southern-dominated supreme court ruled that congress had no rights to prhibit slavery in the territories.

    Case of Dred Scott
  • newspaper reported a rrain on government weapons, John brown a slavery abolitionist intended to distribute weapons to runaway slaves.

  • The issue of slavery domintaed the presidential campaigns.

  • South Carolina broke away from the union.

    Called Secession. Catastrophe for America.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected as the 16th president.

  • By feb the six cotton states had follwed and set up a new nation.

  • Fort Sumter surrended.

    Fort Sumter in south carolina refused to surrender to the confederates.
  • CIVIL WAR BEGUN : Lincoln called for army vollunteers and ordered the navy to blakade the southern ports.

  • Lincoln declared all slaves free if they becam members of the union army.

    about 180 000 african americans fought. approx. 38 000 died

    one quarter of the soldiers who saw combat did not survive.
  • Lincoln made his second inaugural speech as president.

    He expressed the need for reconciliation.
  • General Robert E lee surrended. the war between the yakees and confederates came to an end.

    war cost over 625000 lives and approx 20 billion
  • Lincoln was assasinated by an actor John Wilkes Booth.

    Andrew Johnson became president.
  • Reconstruction Acts of 1867-1868 placed south under military rule until new constitutions were drawn.

  • 1868-1877 16 african american elected to the house of reps and two to the senates.

  • The confederate states of america(six cotton states) elected Jefferson Davis as there president.

    Confederate states: issued there own money, raised there own flag and collected their own taxes.