Civil War Timeline

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In History
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson had purchased the territory through the Louisana Purchase treaty from France. Jefferson had sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to take a tour around the region in hopes of locating a Northwest passage or waterway that agreed for faster travel from Atlantic to the Pacific. Louisana Purchase had attached control of the Mississippi River as the main road for American products through the port of New Orleans.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Back in 1819, there were both equal states between free and slave. But the year 1820, Missouri was revealed as a slave state, and Maine was announced as a free state. "36'30" was a line of the expansion of slavery.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President James Monroe provided the Monroe Doctrine to notify the European kingdom not to recolonize Latin. The US military power was very limited and the enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine was based on the British navy. The involvement of the US in Latin American event would lead to bitterness between the two countries.
  • Nullifcation Crisis

    States have the right to declare irrelevant federal law or tax if it damages the state. A very high protective tariff was passed by the federal government, which irritated the South. John C. Calhoun wanted to nullify the tariff that South Carolina wasn't really trying to cost.
  • Mexican Cession

    The Mexican Cession finished Manifest Destiny by giving Americans the power of the land from the Atlantic to the Pacific. At the ending of the Mexican Cession, The US confessed the power of almost 1/3 of Mexico's district and accomplishing Manifest destiny.
  • Oregon Treaty

    "54'40 or fight" meant support war with the British over the territory in the American newspapers. The Spanish request to the region ended after the Adam-Onis treaty was indicated. While during the war the Mexican Polk and his campaigners arranged a treaty with the British to gain the power although it was a smaller amount of land that the Americans had wanted.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The fundamental of the people of power was launched to determine the slave question. The state of California was declared as a free state, Slaves were being sold but not during slavery time and it was disallowed in Washington D.C.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    Stephen Douglas had proposed public control to resolve whether these states would be slave or free. The Kansas-Nebraska Act had reserve the Missouri Compromise by agreeing with popular sovereignty north of the "36'30" line. There was some competition between the pro-slavery and the anti-slavery, the forces became an disagreement brutal and that's how the " Bleeding Kansas" was known. By time that was over it led to the emergence of a new party and it was called " The Republican Party"
  • Texas Annexation

    The US received the Republic of Texas through annexation. 9 years after the American born Texan mention and won independence from Mexico. Americans in Mexico managed the territory of Texas stated independence from Mexico after Mexico boycotted slavery.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    In the beginning, while Union troops had the upper hand, the Confederacy was winning. Shocked by those who hoped that the war would end quickly and who were unprepared to produce the carnage of modern warfare.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    When the federal demanded fire on the Union was holding onto garrison. The military unit commander in cheif backed down on April 13th and was depoplated the next day. The direction and aftermath of the Civil War were based on the profitable wealth of the North and the South.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Although the Union suffered more defeats than the Confederacy, Lee returned to Virginia, and Lincoln saw the chance to step forward with the Declaration of Emancipation.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln's dreaded the border states, which however permitted slavery. When independent was release he encouraged it as a "Military measure" against the federation. It was the principal turning point in the war. Lincoln gave the South one last risk to respond to the Union and keep their slave but they decline. All persons held as slaves within any State or declared part of a State, whose citizens are then in revolt against the United States, shall be free afterward and forever.
  • Batle of Vicksburg

    Days later, the surrender of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Louisiana, split the Confederacy into two on the Mississippi River and gave control of the river to the Union. In western theatre, the central turning point
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Lee set off to Pennsylvania to take some Union ground. Although the Confederates seemed victorious as night fell on the first night of the battle, swift thinking and action on the part of the Union put them at an advantage.
  • Gettusburg Address

    Lincoln visits the Gettysburg battlefield to prepare a cemetery for the fallen soldiers. He defines the Civil War as a fight to uphold the Declaration of Independence and maintain a country “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”
  • Presidential Reconstruction ( 1863-1867)

    In 1860 only 10% of people that voted needed to Oath to the Union and to Accept terms of Emancipation. Johnson was impeached by Congress to ensure that, as Commander in Chief, he did not undermine Congressional efforts. He was defeated by 1 vote in the Senate, but his authority was significantly diminished.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    The complete war strategy was adopted by William Tecumseh Sherman as well. He led his forces from the Tennessee-Georgia border on a march to the sea, using the scorched earth process.
  • 13th Amendment

    By maintaining the rights of freedmen, they are known as the restoration amendments and extended democracy. On January 1, 1865, the 13th amendment was approved by Congress and ratified in December of the same year. Black codes revealed that Southerners were not prepared to accept the liberties of freedmen.
  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th amendment was passed in June 1866 by Congress and was ratified two years later as it was necessary to be ratified by Southern states before rejoining the Union and allowed back in Congress for complete participation. Birthright Identity-overturned Dred Scott's decision to accept African American citizenship
  • Congressional Reconstruction ( 1867-1877)

    Split the former Confederacy into five U.S. Army-controlled military districts to better implement the changes to Reconstruction and the freedoms they gave to freedmen. Should approve the 14th Amendment & Agreed birthrights body politic.
  • 15th Amendment

    The last chance for reconstruction is the 15th, which permits all men to vote. Voting for all men motivated by impulsing to ensure the right to vote and by the wish of the Republican party to establish its government power in the South.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson " Separate but equal"

    Denied the 14th Amendment guarantees of equal treatment and brought more Jim Crow law. Supreme Court upheld/legalized discrimination and prejudice-govt abandons defense of rights