Civil War Timeline

  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society
    A society created to move free blacks from the U.S. to Africa, as a way to please both sides of the slavery debate. It was created in 1816 by Robert Finley.
  • Missouri Comprimise

    Missouri Comprimise
    Agreement passed between pro-slavery and anti-slavery. Comprimise prohibits slavery in the lousiana territory, except Missouri.
  • American Antislavery Society

    American Antislavery Society
    A society created to put a stop to slavery in all of America. It was created by William Lloyd Garrison in 1833 and got more that 200,000 followers!
  • Liberty Party

    Liberty Party
    Was an early start to abolitionism cause, the liberty party broke from the original American Anti-Slavery Society. The first predident of the liberty party was James G. Birney.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    The first American intervention, the Mexican-American war, was an armed fight between American and Mexico. Mexico was threateding the U.S. if we annexed Tewas, American came out on top.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The event when James W. Marshall discovered gold in California in 1848. This discovery drew over 300,000 people to California, which lead to its becoming of a state.
  • Free Soil Party

    Free Soil Party
    A political party that happened because of rising dissagreement of spreading slavery into new territaries. The new territary was given to the Whigs, making is anti-slavery.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The proviso would have banned slavery in any and all new tterritories bought from Mexico, but President Polk didn't arrange the OK with congress, thus leading into the Civil War.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California becoming a state, New Mexico and Utah had people decide who are and aren't slaves, Texas giving land to New Mexico, no slave trade in Columbia, and the Fugitive Slave Act are the five bills that created the compromise of 1850, introduced to the senate by Henry Clay.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin is Published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is Published
    Uncle Tom's cabin was a book to tell people about slavery and how it was wrong. This anti-slavery struck up many feuds, it was though to be what lead up to the Civil War.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Going against the Missouri comprimise and introduced that newly formed territories wold deside, when they apply for statehood, if they were pro-slavery or anti-slavery.
  • Sumner-Brooks Affair

    Sumner-Brooks Affair
    Charles Sumner was very anti-slavery and, after giving speaches, still nothing changed. Preston Brooks, a congress man in favor of slavery, disagreed. After Sumner had had enough, he beat Brooks unconcious, then left.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott, a black freed slave, sued his master, changing the meaning of "property". Unfortunatly, supreme court ruled that blacks could never become a citizen.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas about whos party would win control of Illinois legislature. The main issue was slavery and which side would deal best with it.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    An election between Lincoln, Breckinridge, Bell, and Douglas for president. It was up to Charleston S.C. to choose their presidental candidate, which was a supporter of slavery, which started debates. In the end, Loncoln won.