The Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri enters as a slave state and Maine enters as free 36º 30" dividing line-north.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California enters as a free state, and the slave trade was abolished in DC. Plus, the Fugitive Slave Law was amended.
  • Douglas and Lincoln debates

    Douglas and Lincoln debates
    In this debate both men running for Illinois senator, slavery in West? (No Lincoln) and "pop sovereignty" (Douglas)
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    This was a part of the compromise of 1850, and it required all slaves be returned to owners even if it is a free state.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Kansas is a series of violent political confrontation in the United States involving anti-slavery.
  • Dred Scott decision

    Dred Scott decision
    There was a Supreme Court case that descides if a state is not free unless its living in a free State. It also explains our property not citizens.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Abolonists led by John Brown in the Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. They also went to arm their slaves.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    There were four candidates, Lincoln wins with 180 electoral votes and a few weeks later South Carolina secedes.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    This was the bombardment and surrender near Charleston South Carolina, following declarations of succession 7 southern states and abandoned facilities.
  • Bull Run #1

    Bull Run #1
    This was the first battle of the American Civil War and this surprising victory of the army humilated the north and this help them prepare for a long war.
  • Theory of total war

    Theory of total war
    Total war is a war that may include any of the civilian associated resources and in fracture as legitimate military targets, and accept significant civilian or other non combatant casualties as collateral damage as a result of an attack on such targets.
  • Fort Donelson

    Fort Donelson
    This was the capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee and Kentucky border, it opened the Cumberland River which was an important avenue for the invasion of the South.
  • Battle of Pea Ridge

    Battle of Pea Ridge
    This was fought Northwest Arkansas near Garfield and Union forces were led by General Samuel R. Curtis. It was moved from Central Missouri, they also moved the Confederates into northern Arkansas. Also, they wanted to capture Missouri
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, and it was a very famous major battle and Western Tennessee.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This was an event in the American Civil War that haunted the Confederate advance on Maryland for the military.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    This battle was fought in Virginia and it was between Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This was an order issued by Abraham Lincoln, bring slaves in all proportions of the United States.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Chancellorsville was an important battle of the Civil War. It was fought in Virginia in 1863 the South, led by Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, just needed a larger northern army. Jackson was accidentally shot and killed by his own man after the battle.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    This was the final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War.
  • Gettysburg

    This was the greatest battle of the Civil War and it was fun in south central Pennsylvania. In 1863 the North won and this was the turning point of the war.
  • Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap
    The battle of Cumberland Gap may refer to several events in and around the Cumberland Gap during the American Civil War. The Battle of the Cumberland Gap involves General George W. Morgan capturing the gap for the union.
  • Sherman's march to the sea

    Sherman's march to the sea
    This was a movement of the Union Army troops of General William Tecumseh Sherman from Atlanta, Georgia, to the Georgia seacoast, with the object of destroying Confederate supplies. The March begin after Sherman captured, evacuated, and burned Atlanta in the fall of 1864.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    This was fought on the morning of April 9th, 1865. It was on the last battles of the American Civil War and it was a final engagement of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Lincoln's assassination and death

    Lincoln's assassination and death
    After 10 p.m. on April 14 1865, actor John Wilkes who entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC shot President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    This states that Kansas and the Northeast will determine to be slave or free, by popular sovereignty or vote of the people and it overturns the Missouri Compromise.
  • 13th Admendment

    13th Admendment
    The 13th Admendment abolished slavery. In congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 18th, and by the House of Represnitives on January 31st.