Civil war battle

Road to (and through) the civil war

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
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    In an effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation
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    ncreasing numbers of American settlers filled the region north of the Rio Grande, particularly in the 1820s and 1830s. This resulted in a successful drive for Texas Independence and a push for annexation that soon after the United States recognized the Texas Republic
  • :54-40 or Fight!"

    :54-40 or Fight!"
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    James K. Polk's runnimg slogan dictating to expansion towards and of the oregon territory
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
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    "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist" in lands won in the Mexican-American War.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
    Treaty of guadalupe Hidalgo at archives.govBrought an official end to the Mexican -Amercain war
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Compromise of 1850 at loc.govThe Compromise of 1850 consists of five laws passed in September of 1850 that dealt with the issue of slavery. In 1849 California requested permission to enter the Union as a free state, potentially upsetting the balance between the free and slave states in the U.S. Senate
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
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    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel originally released in serial format through newspaper and forevr changed how American's viewed slavery
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
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    The Gadsden Purchase, or Treaty, was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, finalized in 1854, in which the United States agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico that later became part of Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Republian party Formed

    Republian party Formed
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    In Ripon, Wisconsin, former members of the Whig Party meet to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
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    The Kansa-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise allowing slavery north of the 36 30' line so the issue would be decided by the residents of eachterritory.
  • Brooks-Sumner incident

    Brooks-Sumner incident
    Brooks-Sumner Incident at History.comSouthern Congressman Preston Brooks savagely beats Northern Senator Charles Sumner in the halls of Congress as tensions rise over the expansion of slavery.
  • Harper's ferry raid

    Harper's ferry raid
    john brown and harper's ferry raid at abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The actions of Brown's men brought national attention to the emotional divisions concerning slavery.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
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    Presidential election between Lincoln, Bell. Douglas, and Breckinridge With four candidates in the field, Lincoln received only 40% of the popular vote and 180 electoral votes — enough to narrowly win the crowded election. This meant that 60% of the voters selected someone other than Lincoln. The south was unhappy with this and South Carolina seceded 2 weeks later
  • Firing on Fort Sumter

    Firing on Fort Sumter
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    At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, the Confederate guns opened fire. For thirty-three hours, the shore batteries lobbed 4,000 shells in the direction of the fort. Finally, the garrison inside the battered fort raised the white flag. No one on either side had been killed, although two Union soldiers died when the departing soldiers fired a gun salute, and some cartridges exploded prematur
  • First battle of Bull Run

    First battle of Bull Run
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    Union and Confederate armies clashed near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the first major land battle of the American Civil War. Known as the First Battle of Bull Run
  • Monitor vs.Merrimack

    Monitor vs.Merrimack
    monitor vs merrimack(virginia) at first battle of the iron clads including the confederacy's Merrimakc and thed unions Monitor
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
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    Generals Robert E. Lee and George McClellan faced off near Antietam creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the the first battle of the American Civil War to be fought on northern soil.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    full text atThe largest battle of the American civil war, as well as the largest battle fought inNorth America. The union Army carrying 85,000 soldiers, the confederate 75,000; due to the large number of cassualties this is seen as a turning poing in the war
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Timeline including Sherman's march
    . In the course of the march, he cut himself off from his source of supplies, planning for his troops to live off the land. His men cut a path 300 miles in length and 60 miles wide as they passed through Georgia, destroying factories, bridges, railroads, and public buildings
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
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    Early on April 9, the remnants of John Brown Gordon’s corps and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry formed line of battle at Appomattox Court House. Gen. Robert E. Lee determined to make one last attempt to escape the closing Union pincers and reach his supplies at Lynchburg.