The Civil War

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of the book titled Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book changed how Americans viewed slavery. It called for the Americans to confront the legacy of race relation in the U.S. The south tried extremely hard to get her booked ban. Some historians consider the book as one of the causes of the Civil War.
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Welcome to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. <
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Stephen Douglas was the creator of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. He was determined to get the great plains settled. He also proposed to undo the Missouri Compromise. He wanted to allow slavery abouve the Missouri Compromise line. When he divided the territory into two territories he allowed the residents to exercise popular sovereignty. Popular sovereignty allowed the residents to choose whether they wanted slavery or not.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act Citing

    Kansas-Nebraska Act Citing
    Mix. Kansas-Nebraska Act. Aug.-Sept. 2011. Lecture.
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  • Dred Scott's Decision

    Dred Scott's Decision
    Dred Scott was a slave whose master had taken him to live in a free territory. They later returned to Missouri which was a slave state. Scott decided to sue because he had lived in a free state, Northwest Orinances, and the Missouri Compromise. The Supreme court was under Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. They decided against Scott for many reasons. One reason was that African Americans were not considered citizens. Another reason was that the federal government could no prohibit slavery in the
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    territories. One final reason was that the Missouri Compromise was illegal.
    "Missouri Digital Heritage: Collections : Dred Scott Case, 1846-1857." Missouri Secretary of State Home Page. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
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  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The Election of 1860 was the most important president election in history. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry brought the debate of slavery to a breaking point. The Republican Party opposed slavery. Their nominee was Abraham Lincoln. He won the election without getting a single southern vote. Southern believed that the Republican victory threatened the survival of Southern culture and society.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    "What Is the Exact Date of Election of 1860? – Kgb Answers." General Knowledge Questions and Answers – Kgb Answers. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
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  • Confederate States of America

    Confederate States of America
    The Confederate States of America consisted of 11 states. These eleven states were Texas, Lousiana, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Flordia, and Georgia. The Confederate States came about as an attempt by the the southern states to form their own country. They wanted their own country without having the same priniciples that the North had. Examples of these principles are black rights and freedom.
    Mix. "Secession and War."
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Lincoln was the person who issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation stated that all slaves who were in a rebellious state were to be freed. It was a path to the 13th amendment. He issued it on September 22, 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in the U.S.
    Lincoln, Abraham. "Emancipation Proclamation." Emancipation Proclamation. 28 Sept. 2011. Lecture.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was given by Abraham Lincoln. This executive order was given on November 19, 1863. It was given in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lincoln thought that all people were equal. He also redefined the civil war for a new birth of freedom.
    image citation - American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. Web. 03 Oct
    "Gettysburg Address - November 19, 1863." Angelfire: Welcome to Angelfire. Web. 03 Oct. 2011.
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    Freedman's Bureau was founded by Congress on March 3rd, 1865. The job of the bureau was to feed and clothe war refugees. The bureau helped formerly enslaved people find jobs. It also helped them negotiate labor contracts. It did not provide land for them. One major thing the bureau did was it worked closely with Northern charities to educate the formerly enslaved.
  • Freedmans Bureau

    Freedmans Bureau
    "13th Amendment Ratified — This Day in History — 12/6/1865." — History Made Every Day — American & World History. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
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  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    On April 9th, 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, VA. Robert E. Lee surrendered because his troops did not have enough supplies. Grant had Lee surrounded on 3 sides. There was only one way left to go and Lee knew his troops weren't prepared to go that way. Grant accepted the surreneder with a welcome back.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    "Appomattox Courthouse Robert E Lee Surrenders to Ulysses S Grant." American Civil War History Timelines Battle Map Pictures. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
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  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president. He was assasinated by John Wilkes Booth. He shot Abraham Lincoln in the Ford's Theater. He hated Lincoln and what he stood for. Booth was apart of a conspiracy. He was later hung for his crime.
    "The Death of President Lincoln, 1865." EyeWitness to History - History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    image --Abraham Lincoln's Classroom: Support for Scholars Studying Abraham Lincoln. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment was the amendment that abolished slavery in the U.S. There were only a few Democrats that wanted to abolish slavery in the U.S. On the other hand plenty of Republicans wanted it abolished. This is what made President Abraham Lincoln step in. He used all of his political skills to convince some more Democrats to support the amendment and was successful.
    13th Amendment. Web.
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    The 14th amendment to the Constitution was ratified on july 9th, 1868. It granted citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States. This included slaves that had been recently freed. This amendment also acknowledges due process and equal protection. It expanded the protection of civil rights to all americans.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    "14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)." Library of Congress Home. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
    image--The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution - Fourteenth Amendment - Anchor Babies Birthright Citizenship - Interpretations and Misinterpretations - US Constitution. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    The 15th amendment was ratified on February 3, 1870. It gave African American men the right to vote. It stated that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." (( )) Even though it was ratified on February 3, it took nearly a century to realize the amendment. The Southeners used poll taxes,
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    literacy tests, and other means to disenfranchise African Americans. It wasn't until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that the majority of African Americans in the south registered to vote.
    "15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)." Library of Congress Home. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
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  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    For the Election of 1876, the republicans could not nominate Grant because of his previous scandals. They nominated Rutherford B. Hayes and the Democrats nominated Samuel Tilden. Tilden won 184 electoral votes and he was 1 short of a majority. Hayes won 165 votes, leaving 20 votes in dispute. Hayes won after several Southern Democrats supported him. Most people believed that a deal was made to elect Hayes. The deal was called the Compromise of 1877.
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    After Hayes was elected federal troops were pulled out of the south. Reconstruction was finally over. After reconstruction was over the south the Solid South : democratic party in control.
    Election of 1876." American History and World History at the Largest and Most Complete History Site on the Web. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
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