• South Carolina secedes from Unio

    When South Carolina secedes from the union if forms the question of whether the United States would be better divided. This action make other southern states weigh the options od secetion.
  • Crittenden Compromise

    Was an unsuccessful proposal by Kentucky Senator John J. Crittenden to resolve the U.S. secession crisis of 1860–1861 by addressing the concerns that led the states in the Deep South of the United States to contemplate secession from the United States.
  • The Deep South secedes from the Union

    The Deep South works together to secede from the Union in order to protect thier right to have slaves. The Southerns reaction is that of towards the issue of state soverighnty and slavery.
  • Lincoln takes Office

    When Lincoln takes office to be the 16th president of the UNited States this set off the south for they feared that his views toward slavery would make him purse the abolition of slavery during his terms in office.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Deep South's troops take an agressive attack on the Northern Fort which markes the start of the war. This is the pushing factor that President Lincoln needs to get troops and support from the Northern part of the country.
  • Anaconda Policy

    Winfield Scott, the commanding general of the U.S. Army, devised the Anaconda Plan to win the war with as little bloodshed as possible. His idea was that a Union blockade of the main ports would weaken the Confederate economy; then the capture of the Mississippi River would split the South.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    The battle of Bull Run is the first victory for the south that provides the south with the confidence and optimism that they are capable to win this war against the north.
  • Sanitary Commission

    The United States Sanitary Commission was an official agency of the United States government, created by legislation signed by President of the United States Abraham Lincoln to coordinate the volunteer efforts of women who wanted to contribute to the war effort of the Union states during the American Civil War.
  • The Capture of Fort Henry and Donelson

    These cpatures forced the Confederate army to with drwl from tennessee and Kentucky.
  • Union captures New Orleans

    The capture of New Orleans provides the north with motivation that the anaconda plan is working. They see that it is only a matter of time before they can starve the south out of supplies and food.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    The south is encouraged by their abilites and the importance of their cause through the victory at the second battle of Bull Run.
  • Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War under his war powers. It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves, and immediately freed 50,000 of them, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced.
  • Millikin's Bend

    The first battle of negro soldiers in the civil war. The troops led as an example for the orginization of other black troops.
  • Gettsburg

    The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point.
  • Lincoln's Re-election

    This symbolizes the need for the abolisment of slavery and the North needed Lincoln to be president in order to achieve this.
  • Sherman's March

    Major Sherman marched through the state of Georgia and destroyed the state as he went. He left the state in ruins other than the city of Savannah.
  • 13th Amendment

    This is a major point in American history when slavery is finally abolished and outlawed.
  • Lincoln is Assassinated

    This makes the one who ened the Civil War gone. The rest of the country is discouraged and confussed of what to make of the situation that the counrty finds itself in.
  • Lee surenders

    This is when the war is over and the main general who led the south is forced to give up and the icon for the southern seccesion is gone.