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Civil War Timeline

  • Congress passes Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri compromise prohibited slavery in most of the Western Territories.
  • Congress passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act repelled the Missouri Compromise.
  • Northerners found the Republican Party

    The Republican Party formed in 1854 is different than the current Republican Party.
  • Abraham Lincoln is elected president, and 11 Southern states succeed from the country.

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    The Civil War continues

    The Civil War continues with smaller battles fought between the states.
  • The Confederates attack Fort Sumter and begin the Civil War

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    The Battle of Gettysburg Occurs

    The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the turning point of the Civil War, and holds the most casualties.
  • Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address commemorated a new National Cemetery at Gettysburg, and gave Lincoln's purpose for winning the Civil War, which were the abolition of slavery and the reunification of the Union.