Civil war

Civil War Timeline

  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Five separate bills passed and they defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Allowed the people of Nebraska and Kansas to decide if slavery was allowed in their borders
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This document freed all enslaved peoples in the rebellious states and keeps foreign help for CSA away.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This battle marked the turning point of the civil war, General Robert E. Lee's defeat by the Potomac forced the confederates to retreat and never recovered from it
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Vicksburg falls and cuts the south in half with the Union Victory and appoints Grant to General-in-Chief of the Union Army.
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee Surrenders

    Gen. Robert E. Lee Surrenders
    This surrender at appomattox Courthouse marks the end of the civil war giving a victory to the Union Forces.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment is what abolished slavery.
  • Edwin Stanton

    Edwin Stanton
    Was fired by Andrew Johnson to stop the reconstruction act run by the Secretary of War which was Edwin Stanton. Johnson was then filed with charges of impeachment.
  • Military Reconstruction Act

    Military Reconstruction Act
    Split South into 5 Military Zones (run by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton)
  • Tenure Act

    Tenure Act
    Restricted the power of the president to remove certain office holders without approval of the senate. Therefore Andrew Johnson could not legally fire the Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to stop the military reconstruction act to keep soldiers from being placed in the states.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This Amendment makes all persons born in the U.S. citizens. And prevents former CSA from holding office
  • Joseph Rainey

    Joseph Rainey
    First African American to be elected to the House of Representatives
  • 15th Amendment Passage

    15th Amendment Passage
    Stated that no citizen could be denied the right to vote based on color or race or previous servitude
  • Hiram Revels

    Hiram Revels
    First African American to serve in the U.S. Congress
  • Compromise of 1877

    Compromise of 1877
    This compromise gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the 1876 presidential election in exchange for the end of the reconstruction in the south