american history

  • gold rush

    gold rush
    the gold rush was a important event of the time, because it motivated westward expansion. aswell it drove the poulation of california to grow ate an incredible rate. in turn causing it to be considered for statehood.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In 1850, the Missouri Compromise was passed admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. In addition, with the exception of Missouri, this law prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36° 30´ latitude line. the effects it had on slavery make this event a important part of the time.
  • Emergence of Lincoln

    Emergence of Lincoln
    In 1858, in the congressional elections a lawyer Abraham Lincoln who was not well known at the time a ran against popular northern Democrat Stephen Douglas. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates attracted great attention and the major issue of slavery was at the heart of the discussions. Douglas for slavery, where as Lincoln was against. even though he lost the attetion brought to this election makes this event very significant, because it put him in public view which helped him take office later on.
  • Establishment of the Confederacy

    Establishment of the Confederacy
    1861, the southern states started their own government. Following secession, the Confederate states attempted to seize federal property within their boundaries, including forts, customs houses, and arsenals. The Confederacy’s establishment was of great significants because of the action they took toward the north sparked the revolutionary war.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter On April 10, 1861, southern forces demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison commander Anderson refused. On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively. At 2:30 pm, April 13, Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter. This was the first conflict between the North and the confedrate south sparking the war.
  • The Trent Affairs

    The Trent Affairs
    The Trent Affair was the diplomatic disaster that potentially brought Great Britain and the United States closest to war. when the north seized two southerns in cuba bound for england and france in attempt to gain there support.
    this was very crucial becuase rather then spark more conflict it brought the north and england closer togher. which was benificial for the futer.
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    The black codes

    the black codes held significants because it forced blackss to hold certain jobs by restricting the types of positions they could hold, 2 years later the codes were repeiled by congess.
  • Lincoln’s assassination

    Lincoln’s assassination
    President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes booth while Lincoln and his wife were attending a play. This is a critcal event that shocked the country and caused great distress aswell it ment Vice President Andrew Johnson assumed the role of presidency.
  • the 14th Amendment was passed

    the 14th Amendment was passed
    The amendment was approved by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. Under the amendment, “Everyone born in the United States, and everyone naturalized, was automatically a citizen and entitled to all the “privileges and immunities” guaranteed by the Constitution, including equal protection of the laws by both the state and national governments