He promises to keep slavery out of new states in the WEst. Within months, sven Southern states secede, or break away, from the Union. They form the Conferecy, and are later joined by four more states.
Civil War begins
Confederates open fire on Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina. This is a telegram of Fort Sumter 1861 surrending.
http://ulcwrt.org/documents.htm In this link, you will find documents about the Civil War.
Jefferson Davis is elecected presint of the Confederacy.
Jefferson Davis was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, the youngest and tenth child of Samuel and Jane Davis. His birthplace was less than 100 miles from that of Abraham Lincoln (also a log cabin in Kentucky) and the two were born within one year of each other.
Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation.
This document frees slaves in states that seceded.
Gettysburg Battle- July 1-3
Unio and Confederate soldiers battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Unio Army wins.
Lincoln at Gettysburg
Lincoln goes to the battlefield and gives his famous speech, the Gettysburg Address.
Civil War ends
The Civil War ends when COnfederate general Robert E. Lee surrenders in Virginia.
The 13th Amendment
The 13th Amendment is passed. It pertmantly outlaws slavery.