civil war time line.

  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Toms Cabin. Uncle Toms Cabin taught that slavery was a great moral struggle not just a political contest. This book was written in the North, around the Connecticut area. This book was published in 1852. There was a signature to where Northern abolitionist increasted their protests against the Fugitive Slave Act because of this book. Appleby, Joyce Oldham. The American Vision. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    Stephan Douglas introduced a bill in Congress which would divid Nebraska and Kansas into two different territories. This act is to repeal the Missouri Compromise and make popular sovereighty for both territories. Nebraska would be north, Kansas would be south. The act was introduced on January 23, 1854. What this did was gave Kansas and Nebraska popular sovereighty. Kansas was opened to the Civil War.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott vs. Sandford was a court case in 1857. The Supreme Court rules that African Americans could never be citizens. Dred Scott's master had brought him from Missori(slave state) to Illinois (free state). This case give Scott no right to file a lawsuit and remcined enslaved.
  • Election at 1860

    Election at 1860
    Abraham Lincoln ran as the republican. Stephen Douglas and John G. Breckinridge ran split for democrats. Southern states threatened to seceed from union if a Republican won the presidencey. Lincoln won. He also recieved no votes from the South.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    The confederate states were in the South. On Feb. 4, 1861 the Confederate States of America where formed. The delegates from the secessionist states met in Montgomery, Alabama to make this decsion. This territory's constitution "protected and recognized" slavery.
  • Emancipation Proclamiation

    Emancipation Proclamiation
    Lincoln issued his Eancipation Proclamation Washington. January 1, 1863 was the date he issued this. It did not free any slaves immediately. It did not apply to southern territory that weas already occupied by Union.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech, no less than two minutes, called the Gettyburg Address. He gave this speech on November 19, 1863. A ceremony that was held to dedicate a cemetery in Gettysburg. Lincoln's Gettyburg Address remade America. Lincoln mentioned all men created equal.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Lincoln was the one to introduce the 13th Amendment. He did this to abolish slavery. This Amendment was introduced January 1865. 27 states including 8 from the south had ratifed the 13th Amendment. This was one of the three "Civil War Amendments"
  • Freedmans Bureau

    Freedmans Bureau
    The Freedmans Bureau was established by Congress. This assited former slaves and poor whites in the South by distributing clothing and food. This was done March 3, 1865 or the last month of war. This Bureau established primary schools.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    Lee and Grant met to arrange a confederate surrendder. This surrender was made April 9, 1865. In the Virgina village called Appomattox Courthouse, is where they met. People knew the war would end soon. Many buildings and people were distroyed.
  • Lincolns Assassination

    Lincolns Assassination
    John Wilkes Booth is the 26 year old assassin of Abraham Lincoln. On April 14, 1865 Booth shot Lincoln. Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington. President Lincoln had surrendered five days later to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Booth was killed shorty after.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment was ratified 1868. This Amendment makes all persons citizens. All but Tennessee rejected this Amendment.