civil war timeline

Timeline created by JosephD11
In History
  • Northwest Ordinance

    congress for the purpose of establishing orderly and equitable
  • Louisiana Purchase

    That Acquisition of Louisiana (1803) was a land agreement between the United States and France in which, for $15 million, the U.S. purchased
  • Missouri Compromise

    iThe Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 to recognize Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state in an attempt to maintain the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine is the best known policy of the United States against the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a daily annual message sent in December 1823 by President James Monroe to Congress
  • Nullification Crisis

    n 1832-33, the nullification crisis was a battle between the U.S. state of South Carolina and the United States federal government.
  • Texas Annexation

    The annexation of Texas was the annexation of the Republic of Texas into the United States of America in 1845, which, on December 29, 1845, was admitted to the Union as the 28th state.
  • Oregon Treaty

    With the exception of Vancouver Island, which the British held in its entirety, the Oregon Treaty placed the boundary between the U.S. and British North America at the 49th parallel
  • Mexican Cession (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo)

    the fight between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico, including parts of present-day Arizona, ceded 55 percent of its territory,
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Fugitive Slave Act was included in the Compromise, which proved extremely unpopular in the North.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was a bill of 1854 requiring" popular sovereignty "to allow a territory's settlers to determine whether slavery
  • Bleeding (Bloody) Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas, Bloody Kansas, or the Border War is a series of violent civil confrontations between1854 and 1861 in the Kansas Territory, U.S.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter (12–13 April 1861) was the targeting of Fort Sumter by the South Carolina militia near Charleston , South Carolina.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    The engagement started when about 35,000 Union troops marched from Washington , D.C., the federal capital. In order to attack
  • Battle of Antietam

    In the American Civil War ( 1861-65), the Battle of Antietam, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862 was a decisive engagement that stopped the Confederate invasion of Maryland.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    On January 1 ,1863, as the country entered its third year of bloody civil war, the Declaration of Emancipation "The proclamation stated within the proclamation" that all citizens are kept as slaves
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the American Civil War's most significant engagement. General Robert E. Lee after a great victory over the Union forces at Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg Address

    Pennsylvania's Gettysburg In it, Lincoln paid tribute to the soldiers of the Union who lost their lives for freedom and union.
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea

    Sherman, from Atlanta , Georgia, to the seashore of Georgia, to kill Confederate supplies.The march started after Sherman was arrested, evacuated, and
  • 13th amendment passed

    The 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except for slavery or involuntary servitude"
  • 14th amendment passed

    The U.S. 14th Amendment Ratified in 1868, the Constitution granted citizenship to all individuals born or naturalized in the United States
  • 15th amendment passed

    The 15th amendment gave the right to vote to African American men.The vast majority of African Americans have been relegated to second class citizenship for more than 50 years.
  • Congressional Reconstruction

    After the Civil War,Congressional Reconstruction was the time in which the federal government enforced and sought to impose fair suffrage on the ex-Confederate states.
  • Presidential Reconstruction

    This gave the White South a free hand in guiding the transition from slavery to liberty and gave blacks no place in the politics of the South.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    A landmark 1896 U.S. was Plessy v. Ferguson. Decision of the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial discrimination under the doctrine of "separate but equal"