Civil War Timeline

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin publish date

    Uncle Tom's Cabin publish date
    Uncle Tom's Cabin info</a>Uncle Tom's cabin was published by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was first published in the Northern states. The publish date was on March 20, 1852. The significance of this book is it helped people who don't experience slaves on a everyday basis to better understand. It also help start some Civil Rights movements.
    Patkus, Ronald D., and Mary C. Schlosser. Home - Archives and Special Collections - Vassar College. Web
    <http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/exhibits/stowe/es
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    Civil War TImeline

  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Stephen Douglas, Senator from Illinois, wanted to settle the Great Plains. He was attempting to undo the Missouri Compromise. He divided two territories: Kansas & Nebraska. Douglas let the people of the new territories to excise popular sovereignty. The Act passed in May 1854.
    "Kansas-Nebraska Act." Http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0827030.html. Web
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave who had been taken from a slave state to a free state by his master. Scott sued because he had lived in a free state as a slave. The Supreme Court did not rule in his favor of three reasons: African americans weren't considered citizens. The federal gov. couldn't prohibit slavery in the territories, and the Missouri Compromise was illegal.
    Digital History. Web. 04 Oct. 2011. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=334.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The election of 1860 had three candidates: Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge & Abraham Lincoln. Stephen Douglas & John Breckinridge were both Democrats. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican from the North. Lincoln won the election without a single Southern vote. Southerners believed the Republican victory was a threat to survival of Southern society and culture.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    The Confederate States of America consisted of eleven slave states. They declared Jefferson Davis as their president. No foreign nation recognized C.S.A as an independent country. They fought with the Union Army in the American Civil War from 1861-1865. They didn't want to give up slavery as the north did.
    "Confederate States of America." The Freedictionary. Web. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Confederate+States+of+America.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln in 1862. This was used to try to end slavery. Lincoln thought it was time to end slavery in the states at war with the Union. It eventually ended slavery in the Confederate States. Mix, Dana. "Major Battles of the Civil War." Northern Vance High School. 22 Sept. 2011. Lecture.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by Lincoln which was 272 words. It was given on a hill in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The speech was given to explain why there was a war and to hopefully have peace & end slavery. The battlefied was later declared a cementary.
    Gettysburg Address
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    In 1865, Congress created the Freedman's Bureau. The purpose was to feed and cloth war refugees. It also helped formerly enslaved people find jobs and negotiate labor contracts. They didn't provide land. The bureau worked with Northern charitites to educate formerly enslaved people.
    Freedman's Bureau
  • Appomattoxx Courthouse surrender

    Appomattoxx Courthouse surrender
    On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee was at Appomattox Courthouse and surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. This ended the Civil War. It also was the end to the Confederate States of America. This strengthend the Union and to take control of the Confederacy. Mix, Dana. "Major Battles of the Civil War." Northern Vance High School. 22 Sept. 2011. Lecture.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Abraham Lincoln and his wife was at the Ford theatre at a show. A man by the name of John Wilkes Booth snuck up on Lincoln and shot him from behind in the head. He jumped off the stage and ran. The authorities later found Booth, shot and killed him. Lincoln's Assassination
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment abolishes slavery and servitude. It was only used for punishment for a crime. It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments. It was adopted on December 6, 1865. It was last ratified on March 16, 1995.
    "Ratification of Constitutional Amendments - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net." Index Page - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net. Web. 04 Oct. 2011. http://www.usconstitution.net/constamrat.html.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Kentucky was the last state to ratify the 14th amendment on March 18, 1976. This granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, which included former slaves recently freed. It also gives the right to life, liberty or property, without due process of law. It also gives equal protection.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment prohibits denying a citizen the right to vote. based on race, color, or former slaves. Before this if you were not a white male who owned land and payed taxes you couldn't vote. This declared all men the right to vote. Women still weren't able to vote at the time. This made white women infuriated. 15th Amendment
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    In the election of 1876, the republicans couldn't make Grant a candidate because of his scandal. Rutherford B. Hayes was nominated as well as Samuel Tilden of the Democrats.Tillden was one vote short of the majority. Hayes got support from several Southern Democrats and won. People believed a deal was made to help Hayes win, known as the Compromise of 1877. Mix, Dana. "Restruction: Power Struggle-Grant-End of Reconstrution." Northern Vance High School. 24 Sept. 2011. Lecture