Civil War

  • Dred Scott Case / Decision

    Dred Scott Case / Decision
    History ChannelDred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court. In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court. Dred Scott remained a slave.
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  • Harriet Tubman Escaped From Slavery / Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman Escaped From Slavery / Underground Railroad
    America's StoryHarriet Tubman led more than 300 people from slavery to freedom in the mid-1800s. Born a slave in Maryland, Tubman escaped captivity at the age of 25. She returned to the South 19 times to help other slaves flee to the North. She has become the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe CenterUncle Tom's Cabin was a novel written by Harriet Beecher. This novel was written to expose the evils and cruelty of the Slave System in the South. Southerners call the book “lies” and “Northern Propaganda”. This book opened the eyes though of people who live in the North and in Europe who have never seen a slave plantation before. They realize that the cotton grown in the south comes from this evil practice of slave labor.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    US HistoryAn 1854 law that established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and gave their residents the right to decide whether to allow slavery using popular sovereignty.Kansas became a slave state while Nebraska was free. This led to the Sack of Lawrence, and the Pottawatomie Massacre. Kansas then became known as Bleeding Kansas.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    National Park ServiceFort Sumter was the start of the Civil War, near Charleston, South Carolina. This battle occured on April 12-13, 1861. Confederates won this battle, and this battle ended with seven southern states succeeding from the Union, and the start of the American Civil War. The union had 11 casualties, and confederates had 4. This was important, because it was the start of the Civil War.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln's Inauguration
    America's StoryLincoln was born on Februrary 12, 1809 died by assasination on April 15, 1865. He was the 16th president of the United States and he revoultionized war by using communication, and transportation as tools. He saught to reunify the nation after the southern states seceded. He had a gift for being a orator, which shows in his Gettysburg Address which told that the union's cause for fighting against the confederate was moral. He is known for ending slavery, He was important to the Civil War
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    Civil War TrustFirst battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, was fought on July 21, 1861. The battle was fought in Prince Williams country, Virgina. This was the first major battle of the Civil War. The confederates also won this battle. The union had 2,896 casualties, and the confederates had 1,982 casualties. From this battle, they realized it would be much longer, and bloodier they thought it would be.
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee

    Gen. Robert E. Lee
    Civil War TrustLee was born on January 19, 1807 and died on October 12, 1870, he was a career military officer who is known for commanding the Confederate army. He was a graduate at West Point University. He was a valued member of the confederate army and helped win battles that could have been lost to the union.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    Civil War TrustThe second battle of bull run also to place near Manassas Junction, Virginia. This battle occurred from august 29 to august 30 in 1862. General Pope headed the northern army and general Jackson headed the southern army. After a day of fighting .Jackson drove Pope out of Virginia, thus ending union treat in Virginia.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    History ChannelThe Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862,was also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. It was the first major battle fought on Northern soil, and was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with 23,000 casualties.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    History ChannelThe Battle of Fredricksburg took place on Decmber 13, 1862 near the Rappahannock River. General Lee still head the south and a new Geneal Headed the north, General Burnside.South took the defves en dof this battle and won. when the union army split at a frok in the river the south held off both sides.
  • Emancipation Proclamtion

    Emancipation Proclamtion
    Featured DocumentsThe Emancipation Proclamtion was an executive order issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It freed 50,000 slaves, and the rest were freed as Union armies advanced. The Emancipation Proclamtion also gave a moral cause to the war. The total abolition of slavery came with the 13th admendment in December 1865.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    National Park ServiceThe battle of Chancellorville took place from April 30 to May 6, 1863. Tis battle was known as lee greatest victory. With numbers much less than the norths he took a risky mov eby spliting his troops in half. He then leed the suprise attack on Joseph Hooker and it worked.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Civil War TrustThe Battle of Vicksbrug happened from May 18, to July 4th, 1863. And it was the final military action in the Vicksburg campain of the Civil War. The south finally surrenderd on July 4th and this left the union with command of the Mississippi River.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Civil War TrustThis Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, in G0ettysburg, Pennsylvania. This was the battle with the largest number of casualties, and people say it was the major turning point of the war. There were about 46,000 casualties from this battle. Lincoln made the Gettysburg National cemetery to honor the union soldiers that died.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Abraham Lincoln OnlineA speech given to the US by president Lincoln at the dedication of the soldiers national cemetary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. This speech respoke that the reason why the Union fought against the Confederate, was because slavery was a moral issue that the union did not agree with.
  • Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president.

    Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president.
    US HistoryAbraham Lincoln is re-elected president. Lincoln faced many challenges to his presidency. The war was now in its fourth year, and many were questioning if the South could ever be fully conquered militarily. With his re-election, any hope for a negotiated settlement with the Confederacy vanished.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    History ChannelGen. Sherman was instructed by Lincoln to march to the sea and leave nothing in his path. This march was how the term tatal warfare came about. This march lasted from November 15, 1864 to December 21,1864
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Primary Documents in American HistoryThe U.S. Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution, to abolish slavery. The amendment is then forwarded to the states for ratification.
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    National Park ServiceOn the morning of April 9, 1865 the final battle of the Civil War, and General Robert E. Lee's final stand against the union forces, broke out at the Appotomax Court House. Lee realized it was no use to fight back against the union forces and surrenderd which led to the end of the American Civil War.