Civil War ChoiceBoard

By amneiah
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    The primary effect of the ordinance was the creation of the Northwest Territory as the first organized territory of the United States out of the region south of the Great Lakes, north and west of the Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi River
  • Sectionalism

    In the election of 1796 Adams received 71 electoral votes, while Jefferson received 68. The Constitution states that the runner-up should become vice-president, so the country had a Federalist president and a Democratic-Republican vice-president. What seemed sensible when the Constitution was originally written had become a major problem because of the unexpected rise of political parties
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery people in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north, except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri
  • Tariff of 1828

    Tariff of 1828
    The Tariff of 1828 designed to protect industry in the northern United States.
  • Nat Turner's Rebllion

    Nat Turner's Rebllion
    Nat Turner's Rebellion was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed white people and had the highest number of fatalities caused by any slave uprising in the South.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent political confrontations involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the neighboring towns of Missouri.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Manifest destiny was the belief widely held by Americans in the 19th century that the United States was destined to expand across the continent.
  • Mexican–American War

    Mexican–American War
    The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso, one of the major events leading to the American Civil War, would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills, passed in the United States in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War"
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine whether they would allow slavery.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The Dred Scott Case was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent (both slave and free) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    The Lincoln–Douglas Debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for the Senate in Illinois, and Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic candidate.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    John Brown's Raid was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The United States presidential election of 1860 was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860. It served as the immediate impulse for the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    Secession of South Carolina
    South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union after the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina, that started the American Civil War.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War[7] and is often described as the war's turning point.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    ​The Battle of Antietam was an American Civil War battle that happened along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland.
  • Battle for Atlanta

    Battle for Atlanta
    The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing their summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    The Black Codes were laws in the United States after the Civil War with the effect of limiting the civil rights and civil liberties of blacks.