Civil War

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  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was 5 bills, passed in September 1850, which put out a four-year dipute between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories got during the Mexican-American War (1846–1848).
  • Kansas–Nebraska Act

    Kansas–Nebraska Act
    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 made the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of taking back the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to decide through Popular Sovereignty whether they would or would not allow slavery with in each territory.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas, was a series of violent political fights involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery elements, that happened in the Kansas Territory and the close towns of Missouri between 1854 and 1861. At the center of the battle was the question of whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free state or slave state.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott v. Sandford, was a big decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.
  • Lincoln – Douglas Debates

    Lincoln – Douglas Debates
    The Lincoln–Douglas Debates of 1858 were a set of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for Senate in Illinois, and the Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Harpers Ferry is greatest known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the Civil War.
  • Lincoln Election

    Lincoln Election
    In the US presidential election of 1864, Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as president. The voting process was disturbed by the Civil War. No Electoral votes were counted for all 11 Southern states, elections took place in the Union occupied states of Louisiana and Tennessee.
  • Bull Run

    Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run, was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, close to the city of Manassas. It was the first big land battle of the American Civil War.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–14, 1861) was the attack and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina, that was start of the American Civil War.
  • Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam fought on September 17, 1862, close to Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to happen on Union soil. It was the bloodiest one day battle in American history, with apoximatly 23,000 deaths on both sides.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

     Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation is an order made by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, at the time of the Civil War using his war powers, was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in ten states that were still in rebellion, applying to three point one million of the four million slaves in the U.S. at that point in time.
  • Gettysburg and Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg and Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was a speech by Abraham Lincoln, It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 4 1/2 months after the Union armies beat the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Andersonville Prision

    Andersonville Prision
    The Andersonville National Historic Site, preserves thenow retired Camp Sumter/Andersonville Prison), a Confederate pow camp during the American Civil War.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on April 9, 1865, was the final battle of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the American Civil War.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln happened on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred 5 days after the commander of the General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. John Wilkes Booth was the killer.