Civil War events

  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri compromise is a measure hammered out in Congress to find a way to determine whether slavery would be legal in new territories admitted as states to the Union.
  • Dred Scott

    He was a slave who, in the 1840s, chose to sue his master's widow for his freedom.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    This law allowed slave hunters to seize fugitive slaves without due process of law and prohibited anyone from aiding escaped fugitives or obstructing their recovery.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Five bills passed and was a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories that was captured in the Mexican war.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Congress kept a tenuous balance of political power between North and South
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Is opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing white male settlers in those territories.
  • Election of 1860

    It was the 19th quadrennial presidential election.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter and started the Amercian Civil War.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Antietam creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland is the the first battle of the American Civil War to be fought on northern soil.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This was supposed to be the turning point becasue the plan was Robert E. Lee had to invade the North and force an end to the war failed.
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea

    Is the name commonly given to the military Savannah Campaign in the American Civil War.
  • Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    The battle was fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
  • Emancipation Proclamation