This diplomatic crisis occurred when a U.S Navy Officer found two confederate messengers aboard a British ship. Great Britain felt threatened by this, only allowing for the crisis to continue for four years.
First Battle of Murfreesboro
This battle took place in Murfreesboro. The outcomes of the battle include having the Confederates destroy much of the Union's supply as well as the destruction of railroad tracks.
Battle of Antietam
The battle of Antietam was the first major battle of the Civil War to take place on the Union side. For the battle only lasting one day, it was the bloodiest.
Battle of Fredericksburg
This war had an outcome of twice as many Union causalties after their attempts to execute frontal assaults in comparison to the Confederates.
Given by Lincoln, this order proclaimed the freedom of all slaves. This opened the Civil War to all the recently freed African Americans.
Battle of Chancellorsville
This battle was considered as General Lee's "perfect battle" due to his decision to split his Conederate army to instead engulf the Union army and conquer.
Battle of Gettysburg
Fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the battle is considered the turning point of the war, having the most casualties throughout the entire Civil ?war
New York Draft Riots
These riots in New york were in response to Congress' new law that men would be drafted into the Civil War, as opposed to them having the decision to fight. These riots remain as one of the largest protests in American History.
Battle of Chickamauga
This battle had the second highest number of casualties after the the battle of Gettysburg, it was also a large defeat for the Union army.
This speech delivered by Lincoln iterated to the union soldiers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania about human equality and the principles given by the Declaration of Independence.
Proposition of 10% plan
This plan stated that any southern state must have 10% of its voters swear an oath of allegiance in order for the state to be readmitted into the Union.
This bill took Lincoln's ten percent plan to the extreme where as instead of having the states state their oath of allegiance, they would instead state the ironclad oath, admitting their support of the confederacy no longer exists.
The passing of Amendments 13, 14, and 15
13- abolished slavery
14- equal protection of laws
15- suffrage for African American men
Battle of Fort Pillow
Also called the Massacre of Fort Pillow, the battle ended with confederate soldiers killing a large amount of black Union Soldiers.
Battle of Cold Harbor
This battle was one of the bloodiest battles in the Civl War, where many Union soldiers were killed or wounded throughout Genral Lee's attempt to assault.
Siege of Petersburg
The siege of Petersburg consisted of nine months in trench warfare. The city of Petersburg was crucial for the confederate army. The trench warfare style would later be recreated throughout WWI
Battle of Franklin
This battle was a devastating defeat for the Confederate Army, seeing that they had failed to break through a barrier of Union forces.
Southern states began to pass Black Codes to limit the freedoms and activities that Africanamericans were entitled to.
Freedmen's Bureau founded
The Freedman's Bureau was an agency that helped distressed freed slaves throughout the reconstruction era.
Assassination of President Lincoln
A devastating blow to the United States, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Boothe.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded to work against the progress that was made during the reconstruction era. They also worked. Dry hard to eliminate the rights given to African Americans.
Civil Rights Act of 1866
This act essentially outlined the rights given to African Americans in the 14th amendment. Those rights included basic civil rights acts such as the ability to vote.
1st Reconstruction Act
The first reconstruction act included separating the old confederate states into five different military districts. These districts would work on improving life and property.
Impeachment of Johnson
The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was the very first impeachment of an American president due to "high crimes and misdemeanors."
End of Reconstruction
The era of reconstruction formally ended when remaining 3,000 troops were withdrawed from the south after their efforts of protecting black rights.
Also called the Compromise of 1877, this compromise truly ended the reconstruction era by pulling state troops out of southern states.