Amber's Civil War Timeline

  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott, a slave, whose master took him to live in a free state. Eventually they returened to a slave state, Missouri. Scott sued because he had lived in a free state; he is allowed to sue under the Missouri Compromise and Northwest Ordinances. The supreme Court decided against Scott for three reasons: african americans were not considered citizens, the goverment couldn't prohibit slavery in territories, and the Missouri Compromise was illegal.
  • Dred Scott Decision Citations

    Dred Scott Decision Citations
    Photo: Dred Scott. Photograph. Loc.gov. Dred Scott v. Sandford: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress). Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DredScott.html. Info: Mix, D. L. "Causes of the Civil War Continued." The Dred Scott Decision. 14 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a book written by Harriett Beecher Stowe. Her book changed the way Northerners viewed African Americans and slavery. The South tried rigorously to get Stowe's book banned. Many historians consider it one of the causes of the Civil War.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Citations

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Citations
    Photo: Book Cover Archive. Photograph. Bookcoverarchive. The : The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin, Design by Chin Yee Lai. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://bookcoverarchive.com/book/the_annotated_uncle_toms_cabin. Info: Mix, D. L. "Causes of the Civil War Continued." Uncle Tom's Cabin. 14 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Stephen Douglas, a Senator from Illinois, was determined to get the Great Plains settled. He propsed to undo the Missouri Compromise and allow slavery above the Missouri Compromise line. He wanted even more, he wanted to divide the territory into two: Kansas and Nebraska. Douglas tried to avoid the topic of slavery by allowing people of new territories to use Popular Sovereignty. The Act passed in May 1854.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act Citations

    Kansas-Nebraska Act Citations
    Photo: Kansas-Nebraska Act. Photograph. Thinkquest.org. ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215469/kansas-nebraska_act.htm. Info: Mix, D. L. "Causes of the Civil War Continued." Kansas-Nebraska Act. 14 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Shortly before the election of 1860 John Brown held a raid on Harper's Ferry. He was outnumbered and was forced to surrender. Even though Republicans denounced his raid, Democrats still blamed them because them as well as Brown opposed slavery. Southern states threatened to secede the union if Republic won presidency. The Democratic party split between Stephen Douglas and John Breckinridge. The Republicans found a canidate to sweep the North, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln won presidency.
  • Election of 1860 Citations

    Election of 1860 Citations
    Photo: Election of 1860. Photograph. Padgett.name. Test. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://stephanie.padgett.name/svofHistory/SH-5.htm. Info: Mix, D. L. "Secession and War!" The Election of 1860. 15 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • Confederate Sates of America

    Confederate Sates of America
    South Carolina seceded from the union first on Dec 20 1860. By March of 1861 six more states left the union (Miss. Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Luisiana, and Texas). After the war at Fort Sumter, four more states followed (VA, AR, TN, and NC)
  • Confederate States of America Citations

    Confederate States of America Citations
    Photo: Confederate States. Photograph. Pbs.org. PBS. PBS. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map1.html. Info: Burns, Ken. "The Confederate States of America." PBS. PBS, 2002. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map1.html.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was created in 1862 but didn't take act until 1863. It was proclaimed by President Lincoln. It's main purpose was intended to use the constitution to free slaves.
  • Emancipation Proclamation Citations

    Emancipation Proclamation Citations
    Photo: Emancipation Proclamation. Photograph. Sonofthesouth.net. The Civil War. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1862/december/emancipation-proclamation-cartoon.htm. Info: "Top Ten Facts About the Emancipation Proclamation." Surfnetkids Almanac. 1 Feb. 2012. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.surfnetkids.com/go/69/top-ten-facts-about-the-emancipation-proclamation/.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was given as part of a ceremony for those who died in the Gettysburg battlefield. Lincoln's introducer took more time introducing him to give this five minute speech that Lincoln's speech itself. This is one of the greatest speechs of our time.
  • Gettysburg Address Citations

    Gettysburg Address Citations
    Photo: Gettysburg Address. Photograph. Howstuffworks.com. HowStuffWorks. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://history.howstuffworks.com/gettysburg-address.htm. Info: "Gettysburg Address - Information, Facts, and Links." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, 2012. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.enotes.com/topics/gettysburg-address.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The thirteenth amendment was created by Abraham Lincoln to abolish slavery completely.
  • 13th Amendment Citations

    13th Amendment Citations
    Photo: Slavery Abolished. Photograph. Blogspot.com. : January 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://melyjanex3.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html. Info: Mix, D. L. "Major Battles of the Civil War." The End. 17 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    Congress created the Freedman's Bureau in March of 1865. The job of the Bureau was to feed and cloth war refugees. The Bureau also help formerly enslaved people find jobs.
  • Freedman's Bureau Citations

    Freedman's Bureau Citations
    Photo: Freedmen's Bureau. Photograph. Wikipedia.org. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Feb. 2012. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedmen's_Bureau>. Info: Mix, D. L. "The Effects of the War and Reconstruction." The Freedman's Bureau. 21 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    Virginia site of the surrender that ended the Civil War. Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 at the home of Wilmer McLean.
  • Appomattox Courthourse Citations

    Appomattox Courthourse Citations
    Photo: Appomattox Courthouse. Photograph. Jcs-group.com. (War Between the States). Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://www.jcs-group.com/military/war1861.html. Info: White, David. "Appomattox Court House." Social Studies for Kids. 2011. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/appomattoxdef.htm.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    In 1865 on the 14th of April, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated but John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was accompanying his wife to the theater. Booth being a party of the theatrical cast knew the backways of the theater and snuck up behind Lincoln and shot him.
  • Lincoln's Assassination Citations

    Lincoln's Assassination Citations
    Photo: Lincoln's Assassination. Photograph. Ozinews.co. Ozi News. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.ozinews.co.cc/2010/09/lincoln-getting-shot.html. Info: Mix, D. L. "Major Battles of the Civil War." The End. 17 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The fourteenth amendment was created on the ninth of July in 1868 by Congress in fear of an Act being overturned. The 14th amendment was created to gaurentee citizenship, due process, and equal protection.
  • 14th Amendment Citations

    14th Amendment Citations
    Photo: 14th Amendment. Photograph. Ericedmonds.com. Global Current Affairs. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.ericedmonds.com/2010_07_25_archive.html. Info: Mix, D. L. "The Effects of the War and Reconstruction." Power Struggle In Washington. 21 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The fifteenth amendment was created by Congress on the 3rd of February in 1870 after Reconstruction had ended. The 15th amendment states that all men can vote.
  • 15th Amendment Citations

    15th Amendment Citations
    Photo: All Men Can Vote. Photograph. Freepressjournal.in. The Free Press. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.freepressjournal.in/news/42085-Poll-results-now--only-on-March-6.html. Info: Mix, D. L. "Reconstruction: Power Struggle-Grant_end of Reconstruction." Reconstruction Ends. 22 Feb. 2012. Lecture.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    For the election of 1876, the Republicans nominated Rutherford B. Hayes. The Denotcats nominatedSamuel Tilden. In the election Tilden got 184 electoral votes, short 1 of majority. Hayes recieved 165 electoral votes. That left 20 votes in dispute. Hayes won after several Southern Democrats supposrted him.
  • Election of 1876 Citations

    Election of 1876 Citations
    Photo: 1876 Election. Photograph. Dipity.com. Dipity. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://www.dipity.com/rutter/personal/. Info: Mix, D. L. "Reconstruction: Power Struggle-Grant_end of Reconstruction." Reconstruction Ends. 22 Feb. 2012. Lecture.