8.3 Timetoast step 6 - Course 1

Timeline created by davanconnelly
In History
  • U.S.-Mexican War

    The war stemmed from the annexation of the Republic of Texas by the U.S. The war ended February 2nd, 1848. This was fought over which border Texas ended in.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    This act was passed by the U.S. Congress and allowed people in both Kansas and Nebraska to choose whether slavery was or was not allowed within their borders.
  • "The Crime Against Kansas"

    This was written by Charles Sumner in 1856 and contains his speech on attacking the pro-slavery elements in Kansas.
  • Bloody Kansas

    The Free State Hotel was left in ruins after the raid on Lawrence, Kansas. This was a small civil war that fought over anti-slavery and pro-slavery.
  • Dred Scott vs. Sanford

    The Dred Scott vs. Sanford decisions led to abolishing slavery and the Supreme Court declaring all people who are born in the U.S. to be considered citizens of the United States.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    A series of debates by Abraham Lincoln versus Stephen Douglas. There were seven of these debates and each of them lasted for three hours.
  • The Election of 1860

    This election showed the division between the different states before the civil war. Lincoln won the election despite not even getting votes in several states. There were four people running for president during this time: Abraham Lincoln, John Breckenridge, John Bell, and Stephen Douglas.
  • The Civil War begins

    The American Civil war was fought two sides, Southern states and Northern states. The war began after the controversy over slavery.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln which declared that anyone who was being held under slavery, would be freed.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    This was a major battle during the Civil War. It was fought in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • The Election of 1864

    During this election, the current president at the time, Abraham Lincoln was beat by George B. McClellan. He won with 55% more votes than Lincoln. This happened during the Civil War.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln was murdered during the play Our American Cousin by the well known actor John Wilkes Booth. He was shot in the head and died the next day.
  • Congressional Elections of 1866

    This event happened with President Andrew Johnson and the Radical Republicans debating over whether the south should be treated leniently or harshly by the Reconstruction.
  • Military Reconstruction Acts of 1867

    These were passed by congress to split the south into several military districts. These districts that were previously governed by union generals.
  • The Impeachment of President Johnson

    The House of Representatives impeached Andrew Johnson for "high crimes and misdemeanors." Andrew Johnson rejected the law Congress passed to protect the rights of people who had been past slaves.
  • Withdrawal of Union Troops

    This was an unwritten, informal deal that resulted with troops being pulled out of the South by the U.S. federal government.