Civil war

Civil War Timeline

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin- date published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin- date published
    It was published on March 20, 1852. Harriett Beecher Stowe was the author. The book changed many northerners perceptions of African Americans and slavery. Many people believe that her book may have been one of the causes of the civil war. The south tried really hard to ban her book.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin- date published (Cont...)

    "Book Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe at Reading to Know." Book Reviews from a Christian Worldview at Reading to Know. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. Mix, Dana. "Causes of the Civil War Continued..." 16 Sept. 2011. Lecture.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act (Cont...)

    "WGBH American Experience . Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided . Shifting Political Landscape | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. Mix, Dana. "Causes of the Civil War Continued..." 16 Sept. 2011. Lecture.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The act was passed on May 30, 1854. The US congress established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. Stephen Douglas was determined to get the great plains settled. Douglas wanted to undo the missouri compromise to allow slavery above the missouri compromise line. He tried to avoid the issue of slavery by allowing the people of the new territory to practive popular sovereignty.
  • Dread Scott decision

    Dread Scott decision
    The Supreme court handed down their decision on March 6,1857. Dread Scott was a slave hoe said that he had been emancipated becsue of living with his mater in Illinois where slavery was forbidden by the missouri compromise. The Dread Scott v. Sanford cas was the first case that the supreme court had invalidated a major piece of federal legislation. The final decision said that congess had no power to prohibit slavery in federal territories. The case lasted 11 years.
  • Dread Scott decision (Cont...)

    "Dred Scott Decision." American Civil War History Timelines Battle Map Pictures. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
    "The Supreme Court . The First Hundred Years . Landmark Cases . Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    It took place in November of 1860. Democratics were in Charleston, SC to choose their nominee for president. Southern states threatened to seceed from the union if a republican won for presidency. The democrats split and selected Stephen Douglas and John Breckenridge as their candidates. Republicans chose Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln won without a single southern electoral vote.
  • Election of 1860

    "Abraham Lincoln by ~wendelin on DeviantART." Wendelin on DeviantART. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "The Election of 1860 - Abraham Lincoln Elected President in Fateful Election of 1860." 19th Century History. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    They were established on February 8, 1861. Southern delegates met in Montgomery, Alabama and said they were confederate states of america. They chose Jefferson Davis as their first president. Confederate states of america are also called the confederacy. The convention was drafted based on constitution but it had many differences. It stated that each state was independent and guarntee the existence of alavery in the confederacy.
  • Confederate states of america (Cont...)

    New Confederacy - Provisional Government Site of the Confederate States of America under the Proposed New Confederate Constitution. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "Dred Scott Decision." American Civil War History Timelines Battle Map Pictures. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    "America's Historical Documents." National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
    "The National Archives Building, Washington, D.C. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!" Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Emancipation Proclamation (Cont...)

    Emancipation Proclamation (Cont...)
    It was issued by Abraham Lincoln. The date it was issued was January 1,1863. It stated that all people are held as slaves within the rebellious states and henceforward shall be free. It applied only to states that seceded from the union. The original emancipation proclamation is located in the national archives in Washington D.C.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Abraham Lincoln gave the gettysburg address speech. The gettysburg adress was given on November 19,1863. It was given at the dedication of the soldiers national cemetery at Gettysburg. Lincoln stated that the war was not a war between regions but a fight for freedom. This speech is considered one of the best known speeches in the US history.
  • Gettysburg Adress (Cont...)

    "Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln Civil War Speech." American Civil War History Timelines Battle Map Pictures. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "American Rhetoric: Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg Address." American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    It was founded on March 3,1865. Congress created the Freedman's bureau. It was set forth to feed and cloth war refugees. It helped formerly enslaved people get jobs and negotiate labor contracts. The freedman's Bureau didn't provide land. It also worked to educate formal slaves.
  • Freedman's Bureau (Cont...)

    "Freedmen's Bureau —" Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "Education History of the Negro 16." Chickenbones. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Appomattox Courthouse Surrender

    Appomattox Courthouse Surrender
    It took place on April 9,1865. General Robert E. Lee was completly surrounded . The confederates were outnumbered by over 100,000 men. Robeert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. It took place in Virginia. This surrender virtually ended the civil war. Surrender terms were signed in the parlor of a house belonging to Wilmer Mclean.
  • Appomattox Courthouse Surrender (Cont...)

    "HowStuffWorks "Appomattox Court House"" HowStuffWorks "History" Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "The Wilmer McLean House in Appomattox Court House, VA. It Was in This Home That General Robert E. Lee Surrendered His Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant on April 9, 1865." Washington DC Photographer/photojournalist Mike Lynaugh. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. <
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    He was assassinated on April 14,1865. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln was at ford theatre watching the play "Our American Cousin". Booth shot Lincoln in the back of his head. The initial plan was to kidnap him but he decided to kill him instead. Booth escaped but was lated found and shot and killed by an armed official.
  • Lincoln Assassination (Cont...)

    "Lincoln Assassination." Welcome to A Lincoln Library. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "Lincoln Assassination, John Wilkes Booth, Major Rathbone." Civil War, American Civil War, Reconstruction. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • 13th Amendment ratification

    13th Amendment ratification
    The 13th amendment was ratified on December 6,1865. The ratification officially ended the institution of slavery. The ratification took place 8 months after the end of the war. It was ratified in Virginia. It was ratified by a "rump" legislature which began in Alexandria after the civil war began.
  • 13th Amendment Ratification (Cont...)

    "What Makes a Good Constitution?: Process." Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "Life After the 13th Amendment." Rochester History Resources. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • 14th amendment ratification (Cont...)

    "HOLLYWOODLAND » 14th Amendment." HOLLYWOODLAND. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "14th Amendment to the Constitution Was Ratified." America's Story from America's Library. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • 14th amendment ratification

    14th amendment ratification
    The 14th amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868. The amendment grants citizenship to all people naturalized or born in the US. It was mostly rejected by the southern states. It was ratified by 3/4 of the states. It can also be known as the reconstruction amendment. It forbids aby state to deny any person life liberty and property without due process of the law.
  • 15th amendment ratification

    15th amendment ratification
    The 15th amendment guarntees all men the right to vote. It was ratified on February 3, 1870. It was the last amendment of the reconstructuon amendments. The amendment doesnt let the state and federal government use a citizens race or previous status of a slave as a voting qualification. Giving men the right to vote can be seen as giving them the rights of a citizen was an argument made by Justive Curtis.
  • 15th amendment ratification (Cont..)

    "14th Amendment to the Constitution Was Ratified." America's Story from America's Library. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. "15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)." Library of Congress Home. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    It took place in November of 1876. Republicans could not nominate BGrant becasue of a scandal. The republicans nominated Rutherford B. Hayes. The democrats nominated Samuel Tilden. Neither candidates recieved majority. A special commission was formed to decide, After several democrat support Rutherford b. Hayes won. The compromise of 1877 is the deal that many bewlieved was made to elect Hayes.
  • Election of 1876 (Cont...)

    Williams, James. "Political Independence of the Negro by T. Thomas Fortune , 1884." US Slave. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. Digital History. Web. 30 Sept. 2011.