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  • The South Secedes

    The South Secedes
    Seven states from the lower south seceeded fro the union and created the Confederate States of America. The signifigance of this event was it angered the union and forced them to take action later to regain the south.
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  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    This was the start of the civil war because the union occupied the fort that the south claimed to be part of the confederacy. the south laid siege for 34 hours until the union surrendered. The importance of this battle was that the south had now declared war by attacking federal property.
  • 1st Federal Income tax

    1st Federal Income tax
    The Government collected 3% tax from people earniing between $600-10,000 and 5% tax from people earning above $10,000. The importance was that this was the first time the government taxed peoples income to fund the war.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    This battle was the first big battle and and a battle the union was unprepared for. The importance of this battle was that it was the first battle that troops had been moved by train and the first major battle to this bloody war.
  • Paper Money (Congress Descision)

    Paper Money (Congress Descision)
    Congress had passed an act esablishing a new form of currency called greenbacks and changing it from gold. The importance of this event was that the government was reforming national bal banks and currency.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    This battle was a huge battle between both sides had gather over 40,000 soldiers in shiloh. The importance was that this battle was an indicator to the union that the war wasn't going to be short or easy.
  • Internal Revenue Act

    Internal Revenue Act
    This act was issued by congress as a tax on tobacco, liquor, medicine,and newspaper ads. The importance was that this tax was made to help fund the war and all the taxes ended with the war.
  • Second Battle Of Bull Run

    Second Battle Of Bull Run
    This battle was the same as the first a union defeat with the union trying to attack washington the confederacy stopped and defeated them. The importance was that this showed lincoln the changing whose in charge didn't matter without know the land.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This battle was fought to gain support for the south by europeans to help them in the war. The importance was that this was a way for the south to get europes support was stopped and overwhemled by the unions forces.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    This battle was a amazing victory for the confederacy. This battle was of importance because outnumber confederacy split their army using brilliant stragedy develop by Lee to defeat the union by surprised.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    A union victory over a battle that lasted over 3 days the bloodiest battle of the war. The importance of this battle was a confidence booster for the north after two consecutive big loses and each side suffered huge losses.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    This was a tactic used to make the confederacy and vicksburg surrender by depriving them of supplies. The importance of this event was because they deprived a whole city to capture it.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This was a gathering of of over 10,000 people to honor the deaths of the union soldiers. The importance was that this speech was given to remind the north why they were fighting this war.
  • Lincoln's Relection

    Lincoln's Relection
    This was Election that Lincoln believed he would lose. this event was important because it decided the president after the war and how the war was going to be solved by negotiatedor by force.
  • Battle of the Wilderness

    Battle of the Wilderness
    This a battle fought closely to where the battle of chancellrosville was foght and it was fought in the forrest which often caught on fire causing many casualities. The importance of this battle was to show the both sides the true courage and leadership of grant being their general.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Booth assasinated Lincoln during a play in ford's theater. The importance of this was after the civil war the confederacy had gotten their revenge and the lost of one of the country's best presidents.
  • Ratification Thirteenth Amendment

    Ratification Thirteenth Amendment
    This law states that no slavery or servitude is lawful unless said party is charged and convicted it is a lawful punishment. This is of importance because slavery is now outlawed in the united states.