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Civil War Project

  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Trying to resolve the crisis between the north and the south. In result was the fugitive slave act was made, and slave trade in washington dc was "abolished".
  • The Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas Nebraska Act
    This act was passed in spite of the US territories. Allowing people in Kansas and Nebraska to freely become slavery or anti slavery in their bordered states. "Repealing the Missouri Compromise." Keeping the union from falling apart during the civil war.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    A war series in the US between 1854 and 1861 involving "free states" and "border ruffians". Bleeding Kansas was said to be one of the causes of the civil war because it led to the establishment of the republican party.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave who sought to his freedom through the american legal system. Denying his plea, determining that no african blood "could ever be a citizen."
  • Lincoln - Douglas debate

    Lincoln - Douglas debate
    Were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate from Illinois, and Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate.The main theme of the Lincoln–Douglas debates was slavery, the issue of slavery's expansion into the territories.
  • Lincolns election

    Lincolns election
    Lincoln was elected the 16th president and first president from the Republican Party. Beating 3 other candidates. This election was one of the leading causes of the civil war. Feeling as though his main duty was to keep the "union" whole..
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    "Starting the Civil War in the battle of fort sumter near charleston south carolina. Confederate states army threatening with bombs, and The US army with gunfire.
  • Bull Run

    Bull Run
    The first battle of bell run was fought in prince william county, Virginia 25 miles away from Washington DC. It was the first major battle of the Civil War and resulting in a Confederate victory.
  • Harpers ferry

    Harpers ferry
    The battle of harpers ferry as part of a campaign for the american civil war. Lee's army invaded maryland. Leading and trying to destroy the institution of slavery.
  • Antietam

    The battle of antietam also known as the battle of sharpsburg, was mainly fought in the south. Near the Maryland creek as part of the campaign. Over 23,000 men fell as casualties making this one of the bloodiest days in American history. The Union victory at Antietam resulted in President Abraham Lincoln issuing his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862.. five days after the start of the battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    A proclamation made by president abraham lincoln. The emancipation proclamation did exactly what he hoped for it. Changing the American Civil war from a political conflict, to a moral battle about slavery. "Civil War Trust: Saving America's Civil War Battlefields."
  • Gettysburg and Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg and Gettysburg Address
    This was a speech given by president abraham lincoln. Dedicated to Soldiers National Cemetery, a resting place for soldiers that were killed in the battle of Gettysburg, during the civil war.
  • Andersonville Prison

    Andersonville Prison
    The Andersonville National Historic Site, located near Andersonville, Georgia, preserves the former Camp Sumter; served as the site of a notorious Confederate military prison until almost the end of the american civil war.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    Near the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert e. Lee surrendered his Army of northern Virginia to union General Ulysses S. Grant. Later lee abandoned the Confederate capital of richmond and the city of petersburg. Rallying the troops and gaining more reinforcements to resume fighting. After the battle the civil war came to an end.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    The 16th president of the US; abraham lincoln, was killed by stage actor john wilkes booth. While attending the play our american cousin at forts theatre in washington dc. The shooting of Abraham was part of a larger conspiracy intended by Booth to revive the Confederate cause by eliminating the three most important officials of the United States government, happening near the end of the civil war.
  • Reconstruction

    The period after the civil war in which the states formerly part of the Confederacy were brought back into the United States. During the reconstruction era, the south was divided into military districts for the supervision of elections to set up new state governments; although the union victory in the civil war in 1865 may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom,