Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    These agreements made Maine a free state and Missouri as a slave state. A dividing line was set at 36,30 north latitude. South of line slavery was permtted. In the North, not permitted.
  • San Felipe De Austin

    San Felipe De Austin
    After Mexico won the War against Spain, they offered land to Americans.Stephen F. Austin established a colony to make it free from sins.
  • The Liberator

    The Liberator
    William Lloyd Garrison established his own paper to deilver an uncompromising demand, immediate emancipation.
  • Mexico abolishes slavery

    Mexico abolishes slavery
    Mexicans abolished slavery in 1829, insisted in vain that the Texans free their slaves too. There we're differences between cultures.
  • Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe Trail
    Stretched from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the busiest routes.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Him and more than 50 slaves attacked four plantations and killed about 60 whites. Whites eventually captured the rebellion and executed them
  • Stephen F. Austin goes to jail

    Stephen F. Austin goes to jail
    Austin jailed to inciting revolution in 1833.
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    Revolution that America got independece from Mexico.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    Stretched from Missouri to Oregon City. First travelers We're two Methodist missionaries. They proved wagons could travel on the Oregon Trail.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Belief that U.S was ordained to move westward and it was obvious and inevitable.
  • Abolition

    The movement to abolish slavery, became the most important of a series of reform movements in America.
  • Texas enters the United States

    Texas enters the United States
    The South annexed Texas and made it a slave state.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    A two year war on the fight for Mexican land. Ended with the treaty of Hidalgo, which set boundaries to what we have today.
  • The North Star

    The North Star
    Fredrick Douglass escaped slavery and wrote his own paper, That guided runaway slaves to freedom 1847.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Mexico agreed to the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and Mexico and ceded the New Mexco and California territories to the United States.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    One of the most famous conductors. She helped 300 slaves including her own parents, flee to freedom.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Henry Clay attempted to compromise and avert a potential crisis against the North and South.
  • Fugutive Slave Act

    Fugutive Slave Act
    Made slave trade illegal in Washington D.C.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Bloodiest battle in American History with 26,000 dead. The Confederates retreated after the war, the Union general did nothing.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin which stressed that slavery was not just a political contest, but also a great moral struggle.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Steohen Douglas:Conflict between Nebraska being a free or slave state. Kansas became a slave state
  • Dread Scott v. Sandford

    Dread Scott v. Sandford
    Dread Scott was a free slave brought back to the south as a slave, Sued because he was living in free territory. Appealed to the supreme court.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman, provided with secret tunnels, fake hiding places, food, water.
  • Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Debates

    Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Debates
    Neither wanted slavery but but they disagreed on hot to keep it out. Douglas won the senate seat, Republicans looked to Lincoln as a candidate for presidency.
  • John Brown's Raid/Harper's Ferry

    John Brown's Raid/Harper's Ferry
    Raided Virginia's arsenal, captured it with the hope of the slaves joining him, but they didnt.
  • Formation of the Confederacy

    Formation of the Confederacy
    The south seceded from the United States and called themselves the Confederacy. Protected and recognized slavery in the South.
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes President

    Abraham Lincoln becomes President
    Pledged to halt the further spread of slavery, also tried to reassure Sputhereners that a Republican administration would not interfere with their slaves. Many southereners viewed him as an enemy.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    On an island in Charleston harbor, South tried to seize federal installations, forts. Lincoln sent food. The deadly struggle against the North and South was under way.
  • Consciption

    A draft that forced men to serve in the army.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    50000 troops died. A complex war over Gettysburg and ended witha Northern win.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln, "remade america". A speech that helped the country to realize that it was not just a collection of individual states; it was one unified nation.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Union General Ulysses S. Grant fought to take one of the two remaining Confederate Strongholds on the Missiippi river.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln in 1863 issued the Proclamation to capture national attention. It said "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    A little creek just 25 miles away from D.C, Confederates won and thought the war was over, they went home exhausted
  • Income Tax

    Income Tax
    A tax that takes a specified perentage of an individual's income.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Burned every house on his way to the sea. He wanted to make the southerners so sick of war. Sherman and 25000 slaves turned to the North to help Grant.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    Lee and Grant in Virginia arranged to a Confederate surrender. Within a month, Confederate resistance collapsed. After 4 years, the war was over.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted shall exist with the United States.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln and shot him in the head. He was shot dead after he was found in a tobacco field.