The Compromise of 1850 was made to admit California as a free state, and to have the newly compromised lands in the west to be decided by the settlers.
Fredrick Douglas's speech The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.
This speech is about why enslaved people should celebrate the fourth of July when they did not benefit from it themselves.
The Kansas - Nebraska Act
The Kansas - Nebraska act was the act that made a large chunk of the Louisiana purchase into two smaller parts called the Kansas and Nebraska territories. This also allowed those territories to be decided as either slave or anti-slave by the settlers.
The Dred Scott Decision.
The Dred Scott decision was when a slave named Dred Scott said that he should be allowed to have his freedom because he had lived on free soil for many years.
John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
John Brown and 21 of his men went to try and capture an arsenal in Harper's Ferry, but almost all of them died in the shooting except John Brown and a few others who were wounded.
The Election of 1860
The Election of 1860 was the election where neither the Republicans nor the Democrats tried to win either opposing sides states. Lincoln won the election because he had more votes across the country.
The Spark that Caused the Fire
The spark that caused the beginning of the Civil War was when confederate soldiers laid siege on Fort Sumter which eventually led to them taking over the fort.
The Battle of Bull Run
The battle of Bull Run was the first battle of the Civil War that took place over the Bull Run river. The Confederate soldiers won the battle, but both sides took substantial losses.
Women During the Civil War
Women during the war marched towards Washington demanding that the army allow them to help the Union soldiers when they were wounded.
America's Bloodiest Day
The battle of Antietam was a battle where a union soldier found Robert E. Lee's plans for the fight, but they acted too late and they lost the battle with around 23,000 total casualties.
Lincoln Formally Addresses the Emancipation Proclamation.
President Lincoln formally addressed the Emancipation Proclamation which said that all Confederate slaves should be freed.
Black Soldiers Enlisted in the War
When the war started many black soldiers rushed to join in the war, but they could not until the Emancipation Proclamation was made.
The Start of the Draft
When many people in the Confederacy started to go back home and not enlist in the war, the Confederate army started a thing called a draft. This gave everyone a number in a certain age and when they were needed they would be called to fight.
The Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg
These were two very important and gruesome battles in the war. The battle of Gettysburg was so terrible that they made a Cemetery Hill for all of the people that died in the battle.
The Ending of the War
When the Union soldiers kept destroying all of the towns that they saw, Alexander Stephens and president Lincoln met up to formally sign a peace treaty to end the war.
The 13th Amendment
When the war ended Congress passed the 13th Amendment which ended slavery forever.
When President Lincoln was at a play, an actor named John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head with a revolver and died.
Special Field Order No. 15
This is the order issued by General William T. Sherman that gave free black Americans 40 acres of land if they came and claimed it in the Sea Islands which were on the east coast.
This was created under Johnson's Reconstruction period which helped the formerly enslaved people and very poor whites of the South.
Civil Rights Act of 1866
This is the bill that gave full equality and citizenship to every person in America.
The Election of 1868
This is the Election that Ulysses S. Grant ran in that he won with about 500,000 Americans voting for him.
The Enforcement Acts
Acts that made interfering with peoples voting or voting rights was illegal.
First Black Americans in Congress
The first black people in congress name's were Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels, Congressmen Benjamin S. Turner, Robert C. De Large, Josiah T. Walls, Jefferson F. Long, Joseph Rainey, and Robert B. Elliot.
Compromise of 1877
This was the compromise made by the North and South that stated that the South would agree to award the Republicans with the victory in the election if the North would with-drawl troops from the South and end Reconstruction.