Civil War Reconstruction

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    Both the North and South had things they were good at and others not so much. For example, the North had a lager population than the South, although the South had a better graduates and members of their army.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A law preventing the Union from splitting apart.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The federal laws that allowed for the capture and return of runaway enslaved people within the territory of the U.S.
  • Racism in the U.S.

    Slavery was growing more and more and so was the idea of racism, and people began to relay more on slavery.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    After the Kansas-Nebraska Act, warfare between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces fought the creation of the new territory's in Kansas.
  • The Dred Scott Case

    The Dred Scott Case
    A black man named Dred Scott went to court because he was held as a slave in a free state, but he did not win the case because he was considered "property".
  • Debate Between Candidates

    Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were candidates against each other during the election of 1860.
  • John Brown Raids Harper's Ferry

    John Brown Raids Harper's Ferry
    John Brown along with 17 other men invaded and rioted at Harper's Ferry, but were caught and John Brown was hung
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln was elected.
  • The Crittenden Plan

    The rittenden Plan was proposed by John J. Cittenden and was the idea that the federal government would have no power to abolish slavery in the states where it already existed.
  • The Battle of Bull Run

    The war had begun. Neither sides were ready for it, but couldn't stop it. It began with the Battle of Bull Run when Lincoln tried to take over Richmond and swiftly end the war. As usual though things went south, but the Confederacy still won.
  • Fort Sumter Attack

    Fort Sumter Attack
    Fort Sumter was a sea fort built on an island protecting Charleston, South Carolina, from invasion, but it ended up getting attacked by confederate forces which was the first battle of the civil war.
  • Succession of South Carolina

    Succession of South Carolina
    South Carolina was the first state to succeed from the U.S. after the results (Abraham Lincoln was elected) did not go their way.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh was on of the most bloody battles yet in the war, resulting in the south losing almost 10,000 men and the Union lost around 13,000.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Lincoln and stated that all persons held as slaves, within the states, are shall be free and have the right to freedom
  • African Americans Join the War

    Before the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were not allowed to join the war, but after the Emancipation Proclamation, They could join the Southern army.
  • Battles go Vicksburg and Gettysburg

    The union won the battle of Vicksburg and gave the Union more control over Mississippi. The Battle of Gettysburg marked the turning point of the Civil War. The Union won although there were many deaths and injuries.
  • Fredrick Douglas

    Fredrick Douglas was a abolitionist, a formerly enslaved person, and a write. After escaping slavery he became an important leader of the abolitionist movement.
  • Sherman’s March and Grant’s Victory

    Sherman's March to the Sea was to frighten Georgia's civilian population into abandoning the Confederate cause.
  • Civil War Results

    The results of the Civil War left the Union winning most of the battles and a lot of destruction and hundreds of thousands of casualties, or dead or injured men.
  • Reconstruction Under Andrew Johnson

    Since Lincoln had died, Reconstruction was left under Andrew Johnson's hands. Many people were upset over his changing actions.
  • Free African Americans Gain a Voice

    Free African Americans participated I many ways to gain freedom which made people mad.
  • Resistance in the South

    Radical Reconstruction made many white southerners furious and a resistance movement based on racism and discrimination started.
  • Grant’s Presidency

    Reconstruction took place during Grant's two terms of office. The Ku Klux Klan caused violence and segregation throughout the South against African Americans.
  • The Election of 1876

    The 1876 election elicited the highest rate of voter turnout in American history.