Events of the Civil War

  • Sectionalism

    Sectionalism was the major cause of the United States Civil War because it was integral to creating the Southern social life as well as shaping its political tendencies,
  • The Slavery Issue

    The Slavery Issue
    Many Northern citizens wanted slavery to be abolished on a national scale but on other hand the Southern states felt they needed to keep the institution of slavery in order to maintain the agricultural economy based around cash crops like tobacco and rice
  • The Confederate States

    The Confederate States
    The Confederate States of America was a collection of 11 states that seceded from the United States in 1860 following the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Led by Jefferson Davis and existing from 1861 to 1865, the Confederacy struggled for legitimacy and was never recognized as a sovereign nation
  • The Two armies

    The Two armies
    The confederate army fired cannons on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, which was controlled by the Union army
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This document freed all slaves in the Confederate States, the thirteen amendment to the Constitution finally freed all slaves in the United States of America
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Gettysburg was an important campaign. It stopped the Confederate momentum in the Eastern Theater and it probably killed any chance of Europe intervening. It gave the Federals a badly needed victory and boosted Northern morale
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    The Congress passed “An Act to establish a Bureau for the Relief of Freedmen and Refugees” to provide food, shelter, clothing, medical services, and land to displaced Southerners, including newly freed African Americans.
  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The primary charge against Johnson was that he had violated the Tenure of Office Act. Specifically, that he had acted to remove from office Edwin Stanton and to replace him with Brevet Major General Lorenzo Thomas as secretary of war ad interim.
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction refers to the period immediately after the Civil War from 1865 to 1877 when several United States administrations sought to reconstruct society in the former Confederate states in particular by establishing and protecting the legal rights of the newly freed black population.
  • The Compromise of 1877

    The Compromise of 1877 was an informal, unwritten deal that settled the disputed 1876 U.S. Presidential election; through it Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was awarded the White House on the understanding that he would remove the federal troops from South Carolina, Florida and Louisiana.