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Civil War

  • Underground Railroad Established

    Underground Railroad Established
    The Underground Railroad played a huge part in upsetting the confederacy. Slaves would run away but once they hit the north they were considered free men and women. Slave owners began searching for their slaves in the north and would force them back down south into slavery again which upset the north. These events played a huge role in raising the tension between northern and southern states.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe who had encountered fugitive slaves. This book hit the nation hard. While propoganda was set all over the place to make slavery look like this wonderful thing "Uncle Tom's Cabin" showed people the true colors of slavery. Abraham Lincoln had called Harriet Beecher Stowe "the little lady that caused a huge war."
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    Lincoln recieved 180 out of 303 votes. He was the republican canidate for the election and the north really favored him whereas the south strongly disliked him. He recieved 40% of the popular vote. "A house divided can not stand" is a famous quote by Lincoln, because he felt the country should not divide the way it did, which is one of the reasons he called upon war.
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    South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana secedes from the U.S.

    Abraham Lincoln being elected as president was really the final straw for the south. States began seceding from the the union one by one, because they felt like the north was trying to control them way too much. Cotton was a huge success in the south and the south felt they needed slaves to keep the cotton industry strong, and Lincoln being elected put the risked of ending slavery very high. This contributed to the civil war because this is when the nation really started to divide.
  • For Sumter Attacked

    For Sumter Attacked
    General Pierre T. Beauregard wanted Major Robert Anderson to surrender Fort Sumter. Anderson said he would in two days when he had gathered up his supplies but Beaurgard refused this offer and opened fire on Fort Sumter, Leading to the opening battle of the Civil War.
  • Lincoln Reads Emancipation Proclomation

    Lincoln Reads Emancipation Proclomation
    The Emancipation Proclomation was a document stating that all slaves in the north would be freed and it is illegal to enslave anyone in the north. States outside the Union border were not affected.
  • Battle of Gettysburg takes place

    Battle of Gettysburg takes place
    The battle of Gettysburg was considered the "turning point of the the war." Up until Gettysburg General Lee had seemed to be untouchable leading the confederate army, and the war was starting to look a little rough for the union, until the battle of Gettysburg when Lee was finally forced to surrender and head back south. 160,000 americans were involved in the battle. It was considered the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil War, which is saying quite a bit about how this war was fought.
  • Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattix Court House: officially ending the Civil War

    Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattix Court House: officially ending the Civil War
    " The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate States army known as the Army of Northern Virginia" -Robert E. Lee's official surrender.
  • Lincoon Assassinated

    Lincoon Assassinated
    Lincoln and his wife had gone to Ford's Theatre to watch a play and John Wilkes Booth had snuck up behind him and shot Lincoln in the head, He never regained conciousness but he was not pronounced dead until the next day, April 15th.
  • 13th Amendment is Adopted

    13th Amendment is Adopted
    The 13th Amendment states that slavery or involuntary servitude is prohibited unless it is for punishment under the law. The 13th Amendment is very important, it shapes what this country is today and without the civil war it never would have came about. Slavery had a lot to do with many of the controversies between the north and the south, and in the end the Union finally got its way and slavery was banned in the United States from that day forward.