civil war

Timeline created by Sfalcon11
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states making Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state
  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
    An enslaved man who led a rebellion of enslaved people. This led to a massacre of up to 200 black people and prohibiting the education of slaves.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    The first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Unsuccessful proposal to
    ban slavery in the land
    acquired from Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Laws passed to deal with
    slavery and territory
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Slaves were required to be returned to their owners even if they were in a free state.
  • Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    story published to open the eyes of people in the north.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Created the states of Kansas and Nebraska and allowed them to decided for either slaves or free
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    fight caused from the
    debate weather or not to
    allow slavery.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave that sued for his freedom but was not successful and claimed he was not a citizen.
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
    He took over a arsenal and wanted to start a slave revolt to free .
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    was a four way contest and Lincoln was apart of the
    republican party
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    They were not happy with Lincoln as president and became the first slave state to secede
  • Formation of the Confederate State of America

    Formation of the Confederate State of America
    states did not like The
    election of Lincoln so
    they seceded and
    created their own
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    First battle of the Civil War was fought here
  • Antietam

    the Confederate invasion of Maryland an advance that was regarded as one of the greatest Confederate threats to Washington, D.C.
  • Vicksburg

    a decisive Union victory that divided the confederacy.
  • Gettysburg

    considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. The confederate won.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    the surrender of the confederate and the end of the nation's largest war.