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.

  • CIVIL WAR BROKE OUT IN KANSAS

  • 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
  • END OF CIVIL WAR

    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.