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Civil War Timeline

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    Important events leading to Civil War

    During this time span several events occurred that had a significance towards the Civil War.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    THe Northewest Ordinance was a modification to te amendament that the United SAtates has the right to expand into westward territory. This causd much dispute because new territories were fighting on whether those new states would be states that allow or do not allow slavery.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    After the Northwest Ordinance the first effort to organize slavery in westward expansion came in the Missouri Comprimise which allowed Missouri to be a slave state and Maine to be a free state, also that there would be no slavery north of Missouri. This compromise was created sothat there would be no dispute in the Senate because after the compromise there were still an equal number of free states and an equal number of slave states.
  • Tariff of 1828

    Tariff of 1828
    The Tariff of 1812 was a Tariff put on Northern goods. This tariff was disliked by the Sutherners becasue the tariff would mean that they would have to pay extra and that British merchants buying cotton would have to pay for a tariff, therefore declining the Southern economy.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Ordinance of Nulification was put together by the Southern States to say that the Tariff of 1828 would not affect the Southern states and it would be nulled.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Manifest Destiny was the belief that Americans would settle west and that the land was their's to rightfully cliam. It was used by the Democrats to justify their war with Mexico
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The compromise avoided secession or civil war at the time and quieted sectional conflict for four years.The Compromise was welcomed with relief, though both sides did not like specific provisions.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
    The Fugitive Slave Law was passed by the United States Congress as part of the Compromise of 1850. This was one of the most controversial acts of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a 'slave power conspiracy. It said that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters. Abolitionists nicknamd it the Bloodhound law
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Undergorund Railroad was a secretive pathway that slaves would use to escape from slavery to the North or canada. There was actually no railroad, underground. The underground just stood for secretive. The slavees used the Underground railroad because they could no longer handle slavery and wanted to be free as soon as possible. A slave by the name of Harriet Tubman escaped slavery by the ubderground railroad and made 19 trips back to the South and saved more than 300 slaves.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    When this book was published the author Harriet Beecher Stowe had implemented in many northern american's minds that slavery was very harsh, which led them to the opposition of slavery. This book was written to show the true nature behind slavery and why it should no longer be allowed.
  • Kansas–Nebraska Act

    Kansas–Nebraska Act
    THe Kansas Nebraska Act replaced the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and allowed settlers to determine if they wanted slavery. This act started to become a problem when southern states could vote if they wanted slavery or not, but the North still held the right to abolish slavery.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a series of events that disputed over ablositionists and slave owners. Bleeding Kansas can be seen as a war between the North and the south about slavery set in motion by the Kansas Nebraska Act.
  • Secession of Southern Carolina

    Secession of Southern Carolina
    The First State to seceed the Union was Southern Carolina. They seceeded becasue Lincoln had won the election for office.
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    During this time span the American Civil War was happening.
  • Secession of Mississippi

    Secession of Mississippi
    The Second State to seceed before the Civil war
  • Secession of Florida

    Secession of Florida
    The third State to seceed from the Union
  • Secession of Alabama

    Secession of Alabama
    The fourth State to seceed from the Union
  • Secession of Georgia

    Secession of Georgia
  • Secession of Louisiana

    Secession of Louisiana
    The SEcond last State to seceed from the Union before the war
  • Secession of

    Secession of
    The Seventh and final state to seceed from the Union before the Civil War.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    When Abraham Linclon was sworn in on this date, in his inaugural address, he had said that he did not have any intentions in invading the Southern States, but he would use force to maintain federal property.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was the surrender of Fort Sumter which started the American Civil War. Which were followed by the secession of seven states. Southern Carolina declared to the Union that they give up the Fort, but they refused and the bombardment began. AFter the South took this from the Union, the president used this as a symbolic justification to raise a Union army for the purpose of suppresing the rebellion
  • Battle of Bull Run,

    Battle of Bull Run,
    The fierce resistance of a few initial Confederate forces at Manassas, Virginia, causd a march by Union troops under the command of Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell on the Confederate forces there was halted in the First Battle of Bull Run.Upon the strong urging of President Lincoln to begin offensive operations, McClellan attacked Virginia in the spring of 1862
  • Anaconda Plan

    Anaconda Plan
    Winfield SCott devised this plan to cut off all goods and supplies reaching to the Southern States. On March 8, 1862 the Confederacy fought back at the union with steel ships, but the Confederacy was then also meet with steel ships the next day in the battle of the ironclads.
  • Ambrose Burnside

    When the cautious McClellan failed to follow up on Antietam, he was replaced by Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside. Burnside was soon defeated at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg was fought in and a rund the town of Gettysburg, with the largest number of casualties in the American civil war. It is also described a s the war's turning point. General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army led an invasion into Northern territory after his sucess at Virginia. THere was fierce fightin on both sides and the North was able to hold the line for three days and then when the 12th Maine ran out of bullets, they had done a Pickets Charge .
  • Confederacy surrenders

    Confederacy surrenders
    Robert E. Lee surrenders with his Northern Virginia army at the McLean house in the village of Appomattox. As respects to Lee he was able to keep his sabre and his steed. Though unaware of Lee's surrender, the last major battles were fought at Columbus, Georgia and the batlle of West point.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by a Confederate sympathizer by the name of John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated. After Lincoln's death, Andrew Johnson was sworn into office. During the assassination, there were also other assassination attempts on Secretary of State, William H. Seward and VP Andrew Johnson, but both failed