Civil War Timeline

  • 1780-1862, The Underground Railraod #6

    1780-1862, The Underground Railraod #6
    slaves started to escape from the South to the North so this led up to the Civil War because it caused conflict between North and South because slaves were free once they got th the North.
  • Railway Steam Locomotive invented- by Richard Trevithick #8

    Railway Steam Locomotive invented- by Richard Trevithick #8
    Slave owners were able to transport slave and cotton from one plantation to another, which made it easier for slave trade.
  • Missouri Compromise #7

    Missouri Compromise #7
    A balence of power- This began when James Tallmadge proposed an ammendment to end slavery in Missouri. The agreement was that the Louisiana Purchase North of the Southern boundary of Missouri, except Missousi, would be free and the territory below it would be slavery territory.
  • Fredrick Douglass Escaped #10

    Fredrick Douglass Escaped #10
    Escaped slavery and he became the leader of the Abolitionist Movement. He wrote a lot of anti-slavery books. His best known work is, "A Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave".
  • 1846-1848: The Mexican War #3

    1846-1848: The Mexican War #3
    After the war there were Western states that were undecided as to if they were free or not. This was a big problem because they couldnt balance the free and slave states which made people greedy and unable to decide.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 #4

    Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 #4
    It was a comromise. This act along with slaveholding rights in Texas allowed California to enter the Union as a free state and did not allow slave trade in the District of Columbia. This act started the Underground Railroad.
  • Bleeding Kansas #5

    Bleeding Kansas #5
    Site of a lot of violence whether the territory should free slaves or have slavery. Several consitutions were created in order to decide if Kansas would be antislavery or proslavery.
  • Dred Scott vs. Sanford Trial #9

    Dred Scott vs. Sanford Trial #9
    Dred Scott was a slave, he lived in Illinois which was a free state. He moved back to Missouri and went to the Supreme Court to be granted his freedom. Taney Sanford supported slavery, and said that because he was black he was not a citizen and did not have the right to sue. Taney also said the African Race were not included in the saying, 'All men are created equal" because they weren't part of the people who created the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Secession #2

    The Secession #2
    11 states that withdrew from the Union leading to the Civil War.
  • The Election of Abraham Lincoln #1

    The Election of Abraham Lincoln #1
    South thought Lincoln was favoring North because they believed he was anti-slavery