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Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri was admitted as a slave state and Maine became a free state. James Monroe was president at the time.
  • San Felipe de Austin

    San Felipe de Austin
    Named after Moses Austin and made possible because of land grant from Spain.
  • The Liberator

    The Liberator
    A young white abolitionist named William Lloyd Garrison wrote this to help lead to the abolition of slavery.
  • Mexico Abolishes Slavery

    Mexico Abolishes Slavery
    Rebellions broke out because many people relied on slaves.
  • The North Star

    The North Star
    A black man Frederick Douglass wrote the North Star and it guided runaway slaves to freedom.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner letter Rebellion with 50 followers and attacked plantations killing 60 white men.
  • Stephen F. Austin goes to Jail

    Stephen F. Austin goes to Jail
    Arrested on his way home for starting a revolution according to the Mexican president.
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    War went on and ended after the surprise attack from the Alamo capturing Santa Anna and killing over 600 of his soldiers with it. Santa Anna was then forced to sign a treaty giving Texas independence.
  • Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe Trail
    A busy Native American trail that stretched 780 miles.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    Went from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Belief that the U.S. should expand to Mexican and Native territory.
  • Texas enters the United States

    Texas enters the United States
    War with Mexico leads to the gain of Texas territory.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Treaty signed and United States agreed to pay $15 million to Mexico for California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and most of Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Use the Rio Grande River as a border between Texas and Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Created a line in which south of it were slave states and north of it were non-slave States.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Fugitive slaves were not entitled to a trial by jury and anyone helping a fugitive slave could face up to six months in jail and that fine of $1,000.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Led by Harriet Tubman and helped many slaves follow escape routes to freedom.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe explaining why slavery is unjust.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Allowed the people of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether they wanted slavery or no slavery in their states.
  • Dread Scott vs. Standford

    Dread Scott vs. Standford
    Dread Scott was a slave taken into free territory and filed a court case to his owner. The case went on for a few years but Dread Scott remained a Slave at the end.
  • John Brown's Raid/ Harpers Ferry

    John Brown's Raid/ Harpers Ferry
    John Brown led 21 men to seize the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry but was stopped with John Brown being sentenced to death.
  • Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Debates

    Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Debates
    They both have very strong opinions on slavery and debated about it. Abraham Lincoln was very against slavery while Stephen Douglas was for slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes President

    Abraham Lincoln becomes President
    Lincoln's win in the election anger the Southern states because he was against slavery, so they formed the Confederacy breaking away from the Union.
  • Formation of the Confederacy

    Formation of the Confederacy
    The Confederacy was formed after Lincoln was elected president because the southern states did not agree with his views, so they wanted to break away from the Union.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    This is where the civil war officially started after the Union held control of it.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    3 months after Fort Sumter the battle took place near the creek of Bull Run and the Confederates won, giving them hope and confidence.
  • Battle at Antietam

    Battle at Antietam
    The Union got ahold of the Confederate's plan so they were able to surprise them. This was the bloodiest single day battle in American history with 26,000 deaths. The Confederate Army was left very weak, so the Union Commander should have ordered the troops to push into Virginia and end the war, but he did not and was removed from command.
  • Income Tax

    Income Tax
    Taxes that take out a percentage of your income.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This document ended slavery and freed all slaves of the Union.
  • Conscription

    This was a draft that forced men serve in the army.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Speech given by Lincoln that reinsured that the union was not just a bunch of states, but was one nation.
  • Battle at Vicksburg

    Battle at Vicksburg
    The Union took one of the last strongholds from the Confederacy and were one step closer to winning the war.
  • Battle at Gettysburg

    Battle at Gettysburg
    Three day battle that took place in southern Pennsylvania with it's ups and downs for the Union but ending with their victory.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    William Tecumseh Sherman took an Army which included 25,000 former slaves, southeast through Georgia to the Sea burning everything in sight. This was to help the Union wipeout Lee.
  • Abolition

    The abolishing of slavery.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Freed all slaves in every state.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    Grant conquered Richmond and kept moving to Appomattox Court House where he met Lee to discuss the surrender of the Confederates. The Confederacy was over and the soldiers were sent home.
  • Lincoln Assasination

    Lincoln Assasination
    A few days after the Confederacy surrendered, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth, a strong Confederate believer.