Civil War Era (1850-1877

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In History
  • Victory In Mexican American War

    Victory In Mexican American War
    America won the war against Mexico and claimed over 500,000 square miles of land.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Henry Clay made an act that would better organize california, texas, and new mexico as part of the united states aswell as punish anyone who aided escaped slaves.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The fugitive slave act was very controversial, it made it illegal to aid runaway slaves but made it okay to arrest escaped slaves
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The fugitive slave act was very weird because it made it illegal to help escaped slaves. But it made it perfectly legal to arrest escaped slaves.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´.
  • The Election of 1856

    The Election of 1856
    There were political struggles but in order to apply for state-hood, the people had to vote either to allow or ban slavery as a whole in the united states
  • Election of 1856

    Election of 1856
    There was political struggles but in order to apply for statehood, the people had to vote either to ban or allow slavery.
  • Dred Scott decision 1857

    Dred Scott decision 1857
    Dred Scott was a former slave who sued for his freedom as he was a slave in a free state. If he lives on free soil then he should be free and the courts had to determine whether he should be a free man or not.
  • George B McClellan Appointed as commander

    George B McClellan Appointed as commander
    President Abraham Lincoln appointed George B McClellan as Commander of the Union army and later fired him because George was being real sus
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    This is the day the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter South Carolina, After the north blocked their trade routes through the atlantic ocean they had a real problem with that and they fought over ships and stuff with big explosions BOOM!
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The battle of bull run was the first major battle of the civil war. It was 25 miles from washington dc. Confederate troops and Union troops fought by the river.
  • Border states choose sides

    Border states choose sides
    The border states had to decide whether to be on the union or confederate side, either choose slavery or freedom for their states.
  • War in the west

    War in the west
    In early 1862, Union forces under General Ulysses S Grant opened two routes into western confederacy.
  • War in the East

    War in the East
    Union General George B McClellan had a plan to attack the Confederate capital at Richmond but he delayed, asking for more troops.
  • Battle of Antieam

    Battle of Antieam
    Considered to be the "The Bloodiest day of the war" It was considered a Union, but only because Lees invitation was stopped.
  • Opened imported water routes

    Opened imported water routes
    Ulysses S Grant opened two water routes into the western confederacy. Grant moved south winning a major victory in the battle of Shiloh.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    General Robert E Lee launched a invasion in Fredericksburg, and it was a surprise but decisive victory for the Confederate States
  • Lincolns son dies

    Lincolns son dies
    President Lincoln is struck with grief as his beloved eleven year old son Willie dies from fever probably caused by polluted drinking
  • Chattanooga campaign

    Chattanooga campaign
    The union army retreated to Chattanooga. It was an important railway centered in tennessee.
  • Emancipation Proclamation is issued

    Emancipation Proclamation is issued
    President Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation. This document freed all slaves in areas that where in the rebellion.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The invasion that the confederates did against the north. Led by the general Robert E Lee. This battle lasted 3 days and took place in pennsylvania.
  • Ending of the War

    Ending of the War
    Lincoln easily defeated McClellan in the election then he enabled congress to finally pass the Thirteen Amendment which ended slavery.
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    (1850 - 1877)