Civil War Reconstruction

By kayway
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    The cotton gin was especially effective in the South. The South became dependent on cotton because of the cotton gin. It gave the South lots of trade and it was what the South depended on. The South benefited from the cotton gin greatly. They got more trade and money. Because of the Cotton Gin the South also became very dependent on Slavery.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin was made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, an antislavery novelist. She wrote this novel to strongly show the many bad things about slavery. It was about an enslaved African-American named Tom who was taken away from his wife. He then had a very harsh and cruel owner who later ended up beating him to death. This novel caused many people to become abolitionists, but some others just criticized it.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska  Act
    Was a plan that divided the remainder of the Louisiana territory into two parts, these two parts would be able to decide whether or not to have slavery. Many antislavery Northerners were frustrated with this. While some others were happy about this. Although the act was made to allow the states to have a decision, the antislavery and proslavery groups rushed many others to Kansas and Nebraska to have slavery to be allowed or unallowed.
  • The Election of Abrahma Lincoln

    The Election of Abrahma Lincoln
    Nearly all Northerners agreed with Lincoln. Most agreed with him and his idea for ending slavery. Although the North agreed with Lincoln the South did not agree at all. There were not any votes from the South. The South was dependent on slavery and the cotton gin. Since the South was dependent on this they did not want Lincoln to become president.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    The battle started on April 12, at a federal outpost in Charleston, South Carolina. Fort Sumter only had about six weeks of supplies left. The battle went on for 34 hours until finally Fort Sumter surrendered. This was the first battle that started the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run was won by the South. This upset the North and caused them to lose hope. Although the South won they did not capture Washington D.C. or push the North over. This war was one of the battles that really sparked the war.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    During the Battle of Shiloh, the South got parts of Ohio and pushed the North to Mississippi. The North gained more control of the Mississippi River. Both the North and the South lost and gained land, but overall the North had the most victory.
  • Battle of Antietam

     Battle of Antietam
    The North winning the Battle of Antietam was very important. General Lee lost most of his troops and stopped the Northward advance. The Battle of Antietam was also known as one of the bloodiest battles. There were more people killed than the American Revolution War and the Mexican American War combined.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation to help reconstruct the North and the South. The proclamation stated many different important factors. This proclamation would free all confederate slaves. This would then lead to abolished slavery.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was between the confederate and union. General Lee took his army and surrounded the North’s army by capturing Little Round Top. They then surrounded the North’s army by moving into the hills. The South then won the battle.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    Grant’s soldiers killed the troop’s source of getting food and water they also cut off Lee’s way to escape by blocking West of Richmond. By doing this Grant’s army trapped Lee’s army and forced them to surrender. They did this by having confederate and union leaders meet in at a home in a small town called Appomattox Courthouse. There Lee signed a surrender document. His army was fed and was not tried with treason. This then was the end of the war.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    In the compromise of 1877 the democrats agreed to have Hayes’s victory. They also wanted all of the remaining troops to be taken from the South. President Hayes’s then later on removed all of the troops from the South.