Gettysburg battle

APUSH Period 5

  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
    This was a slave revolt in Southampton County, VA.
  • William Lloyd Garrison Published "The Liberator"

    William Lloyd Garrison Published "The Liberator"
    This was a newspaper that often published anti-slavery articles.
  • American Anti-Slavery Society Begins

    American Anti-Slavery Society Begins
    This was a society that was formed for the purpose of outlawing slavery.
  • Sarah Grimke's Letters published

    Sarah Grimke's Letters published
    This was a series of letters that was written in response to a the doctrine of anti-feminism in a newspaper.
  • Henry Highland Garnet's "Address to the Slaves of the United States of America"

    Henry Highland Garnet's "Address to the Slaves of the United States of America"
    In this address to the American slaves, Henry Highland Garnet called for slaves to refuse to work, and approach their masters demanding their freedom.
  • Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls

    Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
    This was the first women's rights convention, and reflected the growing movement of women's rights in America.
  • Harriet Tubman Escapes from Slavery

    Harriet Tubman Escapes from Slavery
    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She would later become an instrumental part of the underground railroad.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    This was a compromise between the northern states and the southern states that amended the Fugitive Slave Act, and prohibited the slave trade in Washington, D.C.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This legislation allowed for local governments to capture escaped slaves and return them to their masters. It was amended in the Compromise of 1850.
  • Sojourner Truth Delivered her "Ain't I a Woman" Speech

    Sojourner Truth Delivered her "Ain't I a Woman" Speech
    This was a speech that contained feminist concepts, and furthered the women's rights movement.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Published "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Harriet Beecher Stowe Published "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    This was an anti-slavery novel that was published at a time when tensions over slavery were very high.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    This was a war that erupted as a result over disputes regarding whether or not it was constitutional for the federal government to regulate slavery in a territory.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act allowed for citizens to decide whether or not they allowed slavery on their property in Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Republican Party Founded

    Republican Party Founded
    This was a meeting of the anti-slavery Whigs, which morphed into the Republican Party.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    This was a supreme court case that decided that a slave that entered a free state was still a slave, and could be captured and returned to their master.
  • Lecompton Constitution

    Lecompton Constitution
    This was a constitution that was written for the proposed state of Kansas. It was pro-slavery.
  • Panic of 1857

    Panic of 1857
    This was a financial crisis that was a result of the domestic economy being too good.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    This was a series of debates between Senator Douglas and challenger Abraham Lincoln.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

    John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
    This was an attempt to arm slaves and start a slave revolt by raiding a federal armory.
  • Democratic Party Splits into Northern and Southern Halves

    Democratic Party Splits into Northern and Southern Halves
    The Democratic Party became so divided prior to the Election of 1860 that they ran two candidates for President - one in the North, and one in the South.
  • South Carolina Secedes from the Union

    South Carolina Secedes from the Union
    South Carolina was the first state to secede from the union.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln was an abolitionist, and his election the the Presidency contributed to the Southern states seceding.
  • Confederate States of America Founded

    Confederate States of America Founded
    This was the point when states that had seceded came together and formed a separate country from the US.
  • Firing on Fort Sumter

    Firing on Fort Sumter
    This was the start of the Civil War. A supply ship came to resupply Fort Sumter, but Confederate forces opened fire on them.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This is considered to be the turning point in the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This was an address given by President Lincoln, declaring that all slaves were free.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This was an address given by President Lincoln on the fields of Gettysburg after the battle had been fought.
  • General U.S. Grant Assumed Command of Union Troops

    General U.S. Grant Assumed Command of Union Troops
    This gave Grant the highest command in the army, making him the superior to all troops.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    This was a brutal military campaign that marched south through Georgia.
  • Abraham Lincoln Reelected

    Abraham Lincoln Reelected
    Lincoln did not believe that he had much chance of winning this election. McClellan was his biggest rival.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head during a play.
  • Congress Passed 13th Amendment

    Congress Passed 13th Amendment
    This amendment abolished slavery in the United States.
  • Lee Surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House

    Lee Surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House
    This marks the point at which most troops of the Confederacy had surrendered, and the Civil War was unofficially over.
  • Andrew Johnson Became President

    Andrew Johnson Became President
    Johnson was the Vice President of Abraham Lincoln, and assumed the role of President following his assassination.
  • Johnson Announced Plans for Presidential Reconstruction

    Johnson Announced Plans for Presidential Reconstruction
    This was a plan that outlined how Johnson would attempt to reconstruct following the Civil War.
  • Arrival of Scalawags and Carpetbaggers in the South

    Arrival of Scalawags and Carpetbaggers in the South
    These were northerners who moved to the South for financial profit.
  • Ku Klux Klan Formed

    Ku Klux Klan Formed
    This was a terrorist group of white supremacists that would cause civil unrest for decades to come.
  • Period of "Redemption" After the Civil War

    Period of "Redemption" After the Civil War
    This was a period of redemption, in which the republicans did stuff.
  • Freedman's Bureau Established

    Freedman's Bureau Established
    This was a society that was formed in order to help freed slaves following the Civil War.
  • Civil Rights Act Passed over Johnson's Veto

    Civil Rights Act Passed over Johnson's Veto
    This was a bill which provided protection for freed slaves. It was passed despite a veto by Johnson.
  • First Congressional Reconstruction Act Passed

    First Congressional Reconstruction Act Passed
    This was an act that outlined the criteria that southern states would have to meet before rejoining the union following the Civil War.
  • 14th Amendment Ratified

    14th Amendment Ratified
    This amendment granted citizenship to everyone who had been born in the US, including former slaves.
  • Andrew Johnson Impeached

    Andrew Johnson Impeached
    Johnson was impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors
  • U.S. Grant Elected President

    U.S. Grant Elected President
    Former Army general Grant was elected President following Johnson's impeachment.
  • Creation of the Radical Republicans

    Creation of the Radical Republicans
    Grant became a radical Republican, which was not a formal political party.
  • 15th Amendment Ratified

    15th Amendment Ratified
    This amendment granted African American men the right to vote.
  • Slaughterhouse Cases

    Slaughterhouse Cases
    This was a series of supreme court cases that dealt with monopolistic regimes in Louisiana.
  • U.S. vs. Cruikshank

    U.S. vs. Cruikshank
    This was a Supreme Court case that dealt with states rights, following a massacre of freed slaves led by white men.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    This was an informal compromise that involved pulling troops out of the South, formally ending the reconstruction era.