Declartion of independence

Declartion of Independence

  • Declartion of Independence

    Declartion of Independence
    The proclamation made by the second American Continental Congress on july 4, 1776. This asserted the Independence of the colonies from Great Britain.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The war lasted for over two years, and ended in a tie. It confirmed American Independence. On the other hand, the British army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans. Many American Naval vessals also had victories.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    In January, 1848 James Wilson Marshall discovered gold while construction a saw mill along the american river northeast of (present day) Sacremento, CA. This started a chain reaction of families wanting to get rich quick. Because of the rareity of gold it cused the prices of gold ton go up quickly, This movement was refered to as the California Gold Rush.
  • Kansas Nebraska act

    Kansas Nebraska act
    Stephem Douglas, a senator from Illinois introduced the Kansas Nebraska Act as a bill in early 1854, to help organize lands within Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Kansas territory was the site of much violence over whether the territory would be free or slave.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    John Brown was a Abolistionist who led and attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan turnned out as he planned. Many of his men died and he was captured and was later tried and convicted of insurecction, treason, and murder. He was later hanged and died on December 2nd, 1859
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The convention body was split between Northerners, who supported popular sovereignty (the ability of a state to decide itself whether to allow slavery or not,) and Southerners, who wanted the Democratic party to defend the right to hold slaves
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The First major Battle of the Civil War was called Bull Run. It took place near the Manassas in Virginia. The confedrates had about 30,000 men and they lolst about 2,000.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. This Proclamation stated that all slaves are to be freed in the South. This event was part of the begining of the civil war.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    In July of 1863, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia of 75,000 men and the 97,000 man Union Army of the Potomac, under George G. Meade, concentrated together at Gettysburg and fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Here at Gettysburg, on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863, more men fought and died than in any other battle in American history.
  • Quantrill's Raid

    Quantrill's Raid
    On August 21st, 1863 William Quantrill led a Raid at Lawrence KS. William Quantrill was a Jayhawker who went to Lawrence with his crew and destroyed part of the town.
  • Assassination of President Lincoln

    Assassination of President Lincoln
    On the evening of April 14, 1864, President Lincoln was watching a play call "Our American Cousin" When he was killed. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, dropped the pistol and waved a dagger. Rathbone lunged at him, and though slashed in the arm, forced the killer to the railing.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment stated that the Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment of the constitution stated that African Amercians or people of any race, color, or previous condition of service could vote and that it couldn't be denie or abrigded.