Slave revolt that occurred in South Hampton Va Led By Nat Turner.
William Lloyd Garrison Published The Liberator
The Liberator, weekly newspaper of abolitionist crusader William Lloyd Garrison
American Anti-Slavery Society Begins
Founded by William Lloyd Garrison and led by Fredrick Douglas in order to promote abolitionism
Sarah Grimke’s Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women published
Sarah Grimké responded to Catharine Beecher's defense of the subordinate role of women. ... First was the notion that women were subordinate to men by God's decree
Henry Highland Garnet’s “Address to the Slaves of the United States of America”
This states the only way for slaves to get out of slavery is by rebelling and getting away from their owners.
Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. It advertised itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman". Held in Seneca Falls, New York, it spanned two days
Harriett Tubman Escapes from Slavery
She escaped in 1849 and helped lead dozens of slaves to the north free of their owners
Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850, in U.S. history, a series of measures proposed by the “great compromiser,” Sen. Henry Clay of Kentucky, and passed by the U.S. Congress
Fugitive Slave Act
Part of the compromise of 1850
Sojourner Truth Delivered her "Ain't I a Woman" Speech
She was known as a anti-slavery speaker and gained her freedom in 1827. Her speech was delivered at the Women's Convention.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Published Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, is published. The novel sold 300,000 copies within three months and was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe
Republican Party Founded
By February 1854, anti-slavery Whigs had begun meeting in the upper midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party. One such meeting, in Wisconsin on March 20, 1854, is generally remembered as the founding meeting of the Republican Party.
This sparked whether or not Kansas would be a slavery state.
It allowed people in the territories of 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´
It contained clauses protecting slaveholding and a bill of rights excluding free blacks, and it added to the frictions leading up to the U.S. Civil War.
Panic of 1857
This was an economic panic caused by the economy during the time.
Dred Scott was an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857
These debates were between lincoln and douglas about major issues going on during this time.
John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
John Brown led a raid on the local federal armory in order to free slaves.
Democratic Party Splits into Northern and Southern Halves
The Democratic party was split over the issue of slavery. The northern and southern democratic parties grew to different sides and split.
South Carolina Secedes from the Union
The convention then adjourned to Charleston to draft an ordinance of secession. When the ordinance was adopted
Abraham Lincoln Elected President
First president of the Republican Party.
Confederate States of America Founded
In February 1861, representatives from the six seceded states met in Montgomery, Alabama, to formally establish a unified government, which they named the Confederate States of America
Firing on Fort Sumter
The Battle of Fort Sumter was the bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the Confederate States Army, and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War
The Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War, fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate
Battle of Gettsburg
is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863
as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states
In his eulogy on the slain president, he called the Gettysburg Address a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note
Congress Passed the 13th Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate
General U.S. Grant Assumed Command of Union Troops
President Abraham Lincoln signs a brief document officially promoting then-Major General Ulysses S. Grant to the rank of lieutenant general of the U.S. Army, tasking the future president with the job of leading all Union troops against the Confederate Army.
Sherman's March to the Sea
Sherman's March to the Sea was a military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from November 15 until December 21, 1864, by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army.
Abraham Lincoln Reelected
The 1864 election was the first time since 1812 that a presidential election took place during a war. For much of 1864, Lincoln himself believed he had little chance of being re-elected
U.S. Grant Elected President
in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was entrusted with command of all U.S. armies in 1864, and relentlessly pursued the enemy during the Civil War. In 1869, at age 46, Grant became the youngest president in U.S. history to that point
Lincoln was shot during a play and killed by a confederate sympathizer
Lee Surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House
One of the last battles of the civil war.
Andrew Johnson Became President
17th president of the united states he gained president once Lincoln died
Johnson Announced Plans for Presidential Reconstruction
Johnson implemented a plan of Reconstruction that gave the white South a free hand in regulating the transition from slavery to freedom and offered no role to blacks in the politics of the South.
Arrival of Scalawags and Carpetbaggers in the South
carpetbaggers” refers to Northerners who moved to the South after the Civil War, during Reconstruction.
Ku Klux Klan formed
Creation of the Ku Klux Klan a clan against black rights
Period of “Redemption” after the Civil War
White Democratic Southerners saw themselves as redeeming the South by regaining power. They appealed to scalawags
Freedman’s Bureau Established
During the Reconstruction period after the American Civil War, popular name for the U.S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen
Civil Rights Act Passed over Johnson’s Veto
A Republican-dominated Congress enacted a landmark Civil Rights Act on this day in 1866, overriding a veto by President Andrew Johnson. The law's chief thrust was to offer protection to slaves freed in the aftermath of the Civil War.
First Congressional Reconstruction Act passed
Reconstruction Acts, U.S. legislation enacted in 1867–68 that outlined the conditions under which the Southern states would be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War
14th Amendment Ratified
the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The amendment grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" which included former slaves who had just been freed after the Civil War.
Andrew Johnson Impeached
impeachment against President Andrew Johnson, nine of which cite Johnson's removal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, a violation of the Tenure of Office Act. The House vote made President Johnson the first president to be impeached in U.S. history
15th Amendment Ratified
This let African American Men to vote
Creation of the Radical Republicans
The leading Radicals in Congress were Thaddeus Stevens in the House and Charles Sumner in the Senate. Grant was elected as a Republican
Innterpretation of the U.S. Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment which had recently been enacted
U.S. v. Cruikshank
United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542, was an important United States Supreme Court decision in United States constitutional law, one of the earliest to deal with the application of the Bill of Rights to state governments
Compromise of 1877
U.S. presidential election. It resulted in the United States federal government pulling the last troops out of the South, and formally ended the Reconstruction Era.