Important Times of The Civil War

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    It changed forever how Americans,viewed slavery, the system that treated people as property. It demanded that the United States deliver on the promise of freedom and equality, This information came from; Web. 03 Oct. 2011.
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  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It allowed people in Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36-30. After the act was passed, pro-slavery and anti-slavery supporters rushed in to settle Kansas to affect the outcome of the first election held there after the law went into effect.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was the name. He was taken by his master, an officer in the U.S. Army, from the slave state Missouri to the free state of Illinois and then to the free territory of Wisconsin. He lived on free soil for a long period time. In March of 1857, Scott was helped by Abolitionist lawyers to sue for his freedom in court, claiming he should be free since he had lived on free soil for a long time.

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  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    By the election of 1860 profound divisions existed among Americans over the future course of their country, and especially over the South's "peculiar institution," slavery. During the presidency of James K. Polk, the United States had confirmed the annexation of Texas to the Union, negotiated a treaty with Great Britain for the Oregon territory up to the 49th parallel, and, as a result of the Mexican War, added California and New Mexico as well.
  • Election of 1860

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  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    There had been many woeful misunderstandings between North and South in the years that led up to the Civil War, but the most tragic misunderstanding of all was that neither side realized, until it was too late, that the other side was desperately in earnest. Not until the war had actually begun would men see that their rivals really meant to fight. By that time it was too late to do anything but go on fighting.

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  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation, it captured the hearts and imagination of millions of Americans and fundamentally transformed the character of the war.After January 1, 1863, every advance of federal troops expanded the domain of freedom.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    In the years following the Civil War, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen's Bureau) provided assistance to tens of thousands of former slaves and impoverished whites in the Southern States and the District of Columbia. The war had liberated nearly four million slaves and destroyed the region's cities, towns, and plantation-based economy. It left former slaves and many whites dislocated from their homes, facing starvation, and owning only the clothes they wore.
  • Freedman's Bureau

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  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    In November of 1863, President Lincoln dedicated some of the battlefield as a cementary in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln admonished that the war was not a war between regions but a fight for freedom. Drawing inspiration from his favorite historical document, the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln equated the catastrophic suffering caused by the Civil War with the efforts of the American people to live up to "the proposition that 'all men are created equal."
  • Gettysburg Address

  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
    However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, Lincoln failed to show at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment, which formally abolished slavery in the United States, passed the Senate on April 8, 1864, and the House on January 31, 1865. On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Joint Resolution of Congress submitting the proposed amendment to the state legislatures. The necessary number of states ratified it by December 6, 1865. The 13th amendment was passed at the end of the Civil War before the Southern states had been restored to the Union.
  • 13th Amendment

  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    On Palm Sunday, 1865, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the Southern States attempt to create a separate nation. It set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal government. In a sense the struggle over how much power the central government would hold had finally been settled.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

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  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction there of, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
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  • 15th amendment

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  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Although ratified on February 3, 1870, the promise of the 15th Amendment would not be fully realized for almost a century.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    In the election of 1876, the Republicans nominated Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio, while the Democrats, out of power since 1861, selected Samuel J. Tilden, the governor of New York. The initial returns pointed to a Tilden victory, as the Democrats captured the swing states of Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, and New York. By midnight on Election Day, Tilden had 184 of the 185 electoral votes needed to win. He led the popular vote by 250,000.
  • Election of 1876

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