Civil War

  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Were 5 bills presented by Henery Clay to adress the issue of expanding California. California would be a free state. Proposed a new fugitive slave law. These bills caused conflict between the north and south.
  • The Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas Nebraska Act
    Act designed by Stephan Douglas. It was to organize Nebraska as a territory, and split it in two; Nebraska in the north, and Kansas in the south. So that there could be a railroad built from Chicago to the west. This would establish popular sovereignty in both territories.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Was the result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The government left it up to the people who lived in Kansas to decide if it was a slave state or not. Violence broke out in Kansas because many people disagreed. It was the name given to Kansas after all of the violence that occured on the desicion.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave whose owner took him to a state that didn't allow slavery. Dred Scott appealed for his freedom. The Supreme Court declared that Slaves could never be citizens of The United States. The desicion made abolonists very upset.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Lincoln was the Republican party candidate, and Douglas was the Democratic party candidate. They mainly debated about slavery, and the expansion of slavery to the territories. They also debated about the Dred Scott Decision. These debates lead to Douglas being reelected, and Lincoln getting attention in the Republican party.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    John Brown wanted to attack Harper's Ferry, Virginia to cause an uprising of the slaves. Him and his "army" of a few men, went and attacked the arsenal. In the morning after, (October 17) they were captured. This made the south very upset.
  • Lincoln's Election

    Lincoln's Election
    Lincoln was the first member of the Republican party to be elected for president. He won against: John Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen Douglas. Because Lincoln became president, it caused seven southern states to secede from the Union (because they were afraid of Lincoln abolishing slavery).
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    A battle resulting from South Carolina seceding from the Union. Major Anderson, who was the leader of the Union forces in Charleston, moved his army to Fort Sumter. Him and his army were surrounded by the Confederates, and Anderson refused to leave. Because he refused, shots were fired from all around. After, he finally surrendered. These shots caused the Civil War to begin.
  • Bull Run

    Bull Run
    Was the first major land battle during the Civil War between the Union and Confederates in Manassas, Virginia. The Confederates found out about the Union's plan, attacked, and won.
  • Antietam

    The battle of Antietam took palce in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The confederate leader was Robert E. Lee, and the Union leader was Geoge McClellan. Many men were injured and killed from it. It lead to the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    It was an order by Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves that were in the 10 slave states that were still in rebellion. It didn't change anything at first. But, eventually freed millions of slaves.
  • Gettysburg and Gettysburg Adress

    Gettysburg and Gettysburg Adress
    The Gettysburg Adress was a speech by Abraham Lincoln four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg. He talked about all men being equal, the Declaration of Independance, and "a new birth of freedom".
  • Andersonville Prison

    Andersonville Prison
    It was the biggest prison camp during the Civil War. in Andersonville, Georgia. It had very horrible conditions there, such as, overcrowding, starvation, unsanitary conditions, and many different diseases. More than 100 prisoners died each day at Andersonville.
  • Reconstruction

    It was rebuilding of the south after the war. Even though the slaves were free, they passed "black codes" to control labor and behavior of African Americans. This caused the north to be upset, and lead to presidential reconstruction and radical reconstruction.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses Grant in Appomattox, Virginia. General Lee thought that it was the last choice to just surrender. The surrender was that the Confederates had to turn in their rifles but could keep their animals and could return home. It signaled the end of the war.
  • Assasination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assasination of Abraham Lincoln
    President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. It lead to the reconstruction in America