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Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was a series of acts carried out by Henry Clay that declared Maine a free state while Missouri would be a slave state and Louisiana would be split in 2 parts, south slavery is legal and the north part it was banned except in Missouri.
  • Santa Fe Trail

    Was a 780 mile long trail that stretched from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico which was used by settlers to move westwards into Santa Fe
  • Abolition

    Abolition was when they got rid of slavery
  • San Felipe de Austin

    A colony named after Stephen F. Austin made in 1821 after he tried to fulfill his father's projects of making a colony between the Brazos and Colorado Rivers. By 1825 it had 297 land grants and each family had 177 acres of land and by 1830 it had 20,000 acres of land
  • The Liberator

    William Lloyd Garrison was the editor of an antislavery paper called "The Liberator" that said he wishes to abolish slavery
  • Mexico abolishes slavery

    Mexico had abolished slavery in Texas but had many disputes with the Anglo over slavery because many of them were from the south and they wanted slavery but the Tejanos did not.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    This was a rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia followed by 50 people and attacked 4 plantations killing around 60 white people but were later captured and executed
  • Stephen F. Austin goes to jail

    He was imprisoned in 1833 for inciting a revolution
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution happened when the Tejanos and the Americans fought because of the Mexican government
  • Oregon Trail

    Trail that stretched from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon which was blazed by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
  • Manifest Destiny

    It was a belief that the United States must spread to the Pacific Ocean westward into Mexican and Native Land
  • Texas enters the U.S.

    James K. Polk annexed Texas because he was in favor of it due to him being a slave owner and wanting more slave states but would be followed by a war soon after
  • Mexican-American War

    It started when the U.S. wanted to expand westward into Mexican territory but the Mexican government didn't want that so Mexico retaliated and it began a war
  • The North Star

    The North Star was an antislavery newspaper written by Fredrick Douglass named after the star who led runaway slaves to freedom.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    This was a treaty signed by the U.S. and Mexico that El Rio Grande would be the border between Mexico and Texas and ceded the New Mexico and California territories to the U.S.
  • Underground Railroad

    This was a tunnel that "conductors" helped slaves escape to the north which was led by Harriet Tubman
  • Harriet Tubman

    She was a slave who';s owner died and escaped to the North but went back to help free other slaves
  • Compromise of 1850

    These were 5 bills that deescalated the tension between slave and free states in the territories obtained in the territory from the Mexican American war
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    This was an act enacted by Congress saying that people in the north and south should return any runaway slaves and anyone helping a slave escape would be punished
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    It was a book written by Beecher Stowe talking about the moral issues of being a slave and talks about her life long hatred of slavery
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    This act allowed people in both states to decide whether they want their states to be free or slave and it was enacted by Congress
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    This was a case where a slave owner took his slave from slave to free slave back to slave state and the court was trying to decide whether his slave, Dred Scott was free or a slave but the court ended up ruling against him
  • Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglass Debates

    Stephen Douglass was a Republican challenger to Abraham Lincoln and they had several debates on the issue of slavery territories but Abraham Lincoln ended up winning
  • John Brown's Raid/Harpers Ferry

    This was a raid led by John Brown by 21 black and white men funded by a group of abolitionists on Harpers Ferry to seize the federal arsenal
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes President

    He was elected President during the Civil War and ended up abolishing slavery. He won due to his promise of abolishing slavery and his views
  • Formation of the Confederacy

    This was when 7 states from the south hoping to secede from the North and start their own country called the Confederate States of America
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    This was an attack on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina on the North
  • Battle of Bull Run

    The first major battle from the Civil War which ended up in a Confederate victory
  • Income Tax

    Article written by Abraham Lincoln which proposed a 3% tax on annual incomes over $800
  • Battle at Antietam

    This was a battle in the Civil War known as the bloodiest battle in American history which ended up in a Union victory
  • Conscription

    This was an article written during the Civil War which drafted able bodied men to fight in the war between the age of 20 and 45
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This was an article written by Abraham Lincoln in the 3rd year of the Civil War stating all slaves were to be free
  • Battle at Gettysburg

    This was a battle which had the most amount of casualties and was a huge turning point for the war which ended up in a Union victory
  • Gettysburg Address

    This was a speech by Abraham Lincoln talking about the Battle of Gettysburg in honor of them.
  • Battle at Vicksburg

    It was a battle won by the Union which gave them access to the Mississippi river which helped the Union
  • Sherman's March

    This was a march to the sea led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army which helped the Union win
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    This was one of the last battles of the Civil War Which ended in the surrender of Robert E. Lee of the Confederate army
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    This was the amendment abolishing and freeing all slaves
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    He was killed by a Confederate named John Wilkes Booth who wanted to revive the Confederacy by killing Abraham Lincoln