The Civil War

  • The Liberator Goes Into Print

    The Liberator Goes Into Print
    The Liberator was published in Boston on January 1, 1831. It was written by William Lloyd Garrison. The liberator published weekly newspapers for 35 years. It was mostly an abolitionist paper talking about how slavery should end.
  • Comprimise of 1850 Passed

    Comprimise of 1850 Passed
    The compromise of 1850, which was proposed by Henry Clay, was an attempt to advert from trouble between the north and south. Part of the compromise changes to the fugitive slave act were made. The compromise also got rid of the slave trade in Washington D.C.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Published
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin was about how bad it was to be a slave. It shocked the people in the North because they didn't know how bad it was in the South. People say that this book "started' the civil war.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act Passed

    Kansas-Nebraska Act Passed
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed the people who lived in the teritories of Kansas and Nebraska to choose if they want slavery in their teritory. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
  • James Buchanan Sworn Into Office

    James Buchanan Sworn Into Office
    James Buchanan was sworn into office on March 4, 1857. He was America's 15th president. While he was in office 7 southern states seceeded from the union and the nation was on the edge of the Civil War starting. Then, a month after he left office the Civil War started in 1861.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott thought since him and his slave owner were living in a free state he sould be free. So he took it to court. The Supremes Court's final ruling was that Scott was still a slave. He was also not a citizen so he can't pursue a law suit.
  • John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry

    John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry
    On October 16th, 1859 abolitionist, John Brown, led a group on a raid at Harper's Ferry. Brown wanted to start and armed slave revolt to try and get rid of slavery. He was arested and on November 2 and found guilty at hsi trial. He was put to death in December.
  • Lincoln Elected 16th President

    Lincoln Elected 16th President
    Abe Lincoln was elected president on Novenber 6th, 1860. He was the 19th president of the United States of America. Lincoln was part of the Republican party. By the time of Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 seven states had already seceded. Lincoln ran against Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge, and John Bell.
  • South Carolina Seceds From the Union

    South Carolina Seceds From the Union
    On December 20th, 1860 South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. They seceded a month after Lincoln was elected president. They used states rights to justify why they were seceding. They did it because of their fear for the north and growing slavery issues.
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    The battle at Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War. The whole battle only lasted one day until the North surrendered. The Confederate troops then occupied the fort for 4 years after that. No one was killed and only 3 wonded in the battle.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. The battle took place in northern Virgina near a river called Bull Run. Hundreds of other people who were not participating in the war came to watch because they were so confident the Union would win. It came as a shock to Union when the Confederates won. After that battle Lincoln put out a call for more army volunteers. He wanted 1 million troops to serve for 3 years.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The battle of Shiloh was a two day battle that started on the 6th of April and ended on the 7th of April. The battle took place at Pittsburg landing. The Confedarates sriked first. Teir genrals led them in a suprise attack against the Union. The Union won this battle but many peope were lost. Between both sides 23,000 people were killed, wounded,captured, or missing.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Confederates army split into 4 parts to confuse the Union. Each part would move in a different direction. Thier plan was never able to work because a conferate lost his copy of the plan and some Union soliders found it and brought it back to their General. The Union knew what was expected now. On the 17th of September the 2 groups met at Antietam, Maryland. It was a win for the union and the Confederates plan failed. 6,000 died and 17,000 were wounded. It was a very deadly war.
  • Battle at Fredricksburg

    Battle at Fredricksburg
    The Battle at Fredricksburg started on December 11th and ened on the 15th. The battle took place near Fredricksburg, Virginia. This battle had the highest number of troops fight in a single battle in the civil War. Over 120,000 total troops. There were also many casulaties, nearly 13,000. In the end it was a loss for the Union and a win for the Confederates.
  • Emancipation Proclamation Goes Into Effect

    Emancipation Proclamation Goes Into Effect
    The Emancipation Proclamation is a paper that freed enslaved people in parts of the Confederacy still in the rebellion. This was put into effect on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclomation didn't change the lives of slaves right away but it did have a big impact on them over time. The Emancipation Proclomation helped the government declare that slavery was wrong. A Union victory would be be clear to end slavery in the United States.
  • Battle at Chancellorsville

    Battle at Chancellorsville
    The Battle at Chancellorsville started on april 30th and ended on May 6th. There were over 24,000 casualties during this battle. This battle is considered the Confederates biggest victory during the Civil war. The battle took place in Virgina.
  • Battle at Gettysburg

    Battle at Gettysburg
    During this 3 day battle there were over 50,000 casualties between the two sides. Because of the many casualties this battle is known as the bloodiest battle in the Civil War. This battle was won by the Union. The union stoped the south's second invasion on them.
  • Vicksburg Surrenders

    Vicksburg Surrenders
    On July 4th the confederates surrender to the Union at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Union, 70,000 troops, attacked the Confederate, 29,000 troops. It was a very succesful battle for the Union
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    On November 15th the Union genral led a group of 60,000 troops on a 285 mile march to to Georgia. The started in Atlanta, Georgia and marched to Savannah, Georgia. the point of the March was to scare the peole in Georgia to abandon the Confederate cause. The Union did not destroy and towns but did burn the houses/barns of the people who tried to fight back.
  • South Surrenders at Appomattox Couthouse

    South Surrenders at Appomattox Couthouse
    This one day battle was a win for the Union. It was also one of the last battles in the Civil war. This battle took place near Appomattox Court House, Virgina. This battle wasn't very long only a couple of hours. This was the battle, even though it was very short end the four year Civil War.